Friday, June 18, 2010

This Little Potholder

This Little Potholder - front


Phew!  This little potholder took a looooong time to make.  Now, I really enjoy handwork, but piecing hexagons does not seem to be my cup of tea.  It's SO slow going.  And, is it just me or are hexagons sometimes cuter before they are stitched together?  (Please don't throw things at me, all you hexie lovers!)

Hexagon Potholder


Well, I truly needed a potholder, so this fits the bill.  I like this style made for folding.  There's an oval one like it in Patchwork Style, and I also have one by Kitchenaid in the same shape.  However, I have a feeling that my next potholder is going to be more like one of these beauties from Flickr:

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So, I kinda like the back of my hexagon potholder better.  See:

This Little Potholder - back


Some scrap hexies along with linen tape jazz it up, and my quilting lines were drawn from the print design.  I hand applied non-bias binding, hence the puckers.  But, you know, I like the puckers.

Now I did join Heather's Flickr group {Handsome} Hexies - The Swap.  Whenever round 2 begins, I'll be basting and trading 25 adorable hexagons. BUT, this time I'm not piecing them together.  No siree.  I'm going to applique them, probably by machine.  Because, that's just So. Much. Easier.

6 comments:

  1. you do amazing work, Rachel!! And I love the puckers!! :)

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  2. that little pot holder is pretty darn cute.

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  3. I love the pot holder- doesn't look anything like a pin cushion! ;)

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  4. LOL, good. I have to admit your "is this a pin cushion" comment threw me off the other night :). But then I understood why you were asking. Hope you're having fun up north!

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  5. Aw, I like the back side. Super duper cute! Not that I don't like the puckers...I DO! But, wish we could hang out and I could cure your binding fears. Binding is such a snap! XOXO

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  6. Oh, me TOO! I need binding therapy for sure.

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