Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday Gift for a Sister

I gained my first sister when I was 19 (oldest brother got married). Then this past summer, I gained 3 more (I married a man with two sisters and my other brother got married later in the summer). 

Anyways, one of the "new" sisters had a birthday this past week. Sadly, she lives back in the Midwest, so we couldn't celebrate with her. However, I did get something made for her! (AND I got it mailed off in time... crazy!)
 The fabric came in a fat quarter bundle from Fabricworm (Pearl Bracelet in Lizzy House's "Hello Pilgrim," and Dots in Emily Taylor's "Verona") Yes, I did just have to go back to the website to find out the specifics about the fabric - I'm not used to needing to remember the names of my fabric since I usually just buy from JoAnns or thrift stores. Since I knew I wanted to make gifts, I decided to go with some better quality fabric - fabric worthy of remember its name! Ha.

 The pocket potholder was made following this tutorial from Prudent Baby.

I designed the second one by myself... just an 8" square with rounded off corners. The fabric was the leftovers from the cuts I made in the fat quarters for the pocket potholder - thus not having enough for a full brown side. I like the extra design element though that the dual side brings to the potholder.

 Quilting the second one was a lot easier - just needing to follow the lines I drew on with a invisible ink pen. The first one was quilted just following the previous line with my presser foot (thus, they got a little tilted as I was going along).

This was my first time making potholders and using Insul-Bright (special batting for anything that will be used near heat). It will not be my last time either!


5 comments:

  1. Neat fabric and beautiful pot holders! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  2. I like your potholders. I always use insulbrite plus something else like terrycloth and make potholders for almost everyone I know at Christmas. I try to find some fun fabrics to suit everyone's personality. You did a great job with the binding. I can never sew it on straight so always make my own binding and sew it on by hand like a quilt.

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  3. those are fun pot holders! Thanks for the link, I've got to make some for my girls, they will love them.

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  4. These are beautiful. I love your quilting on them.

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  5. You did a great job! Your sister is going to love these, they are really pretty. I love you fabric choices. Happy Sew Darn Crafty Party!
    Susie

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