Thursday, 25 August 2011

Things to do on a rainy day...

  • Catch up on my Farmer's Wife blocks
Week 12:

Week 13:

  • Take note of book recommendations from the lovely Pomona and duly purchase.

  • Anticipate handling of hot pots and pans on campfire.  What better to while away a few hours than playing with my scraps and make a couple of pot-holders inspired by one of the Farmer's Wife blocks (Evening Star, above).

I made a little pocket for my hand on the back to give extra grip.  I used a plate to draw round for the curve.

I have found the best to handle linen when making hst's is to cut it bigger than needed to allow for the movement which it is prone to, being such a loose weave compared to the quilting cotton.

After sewing the two pieces together, cutting along the marked line and pressing open, it is easier to achieve a square block.

I use the diagonal line printed on my ruler to line up the seam to cut the block down to size.

There may be a tiny bit of waste, but I think it is worth it.


  1. They are lovely potholders - and I love the curvy pocket at the back. I hope you enjoy the cookbook, too!

    Pomona x

  2. The quilt blocks are fab as always. And I *love* the potholders! Perhaps I could trade you graham crackers for a potholder lesson?!

    K x

  3. So pretty! I love your mix of fabrics.

  4. Love those potholders! You're going to be the coolest camper.

  5. Are those pot holders 'strong' enough to take the heat of hot pans? As in, could you use them to put pots down on them on a table? I always wonder...

  6. i love your block 39. all of those lovely scissors...

  7. first time having a look at your blog and I love your blocks. The Momo Wonderland fabric looks fantastic and I think the pot holders are really cool.


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