arkansas traveler potholder

January 31st, 2012

arkansas traveler potholder

That last potholder grew out of a need for mindfulness in my life. This one, on the other hand, was sewn out of jealously. If you follow the lovely Kayanna on instagram (@junecraft) you already know about the amazing quilt she’s making. Every other day or so another quilt square sewn in bold colors and milky pastels would pop up on my feed and I would freak out. I mean look at this!

instagram quilting

Quilting is not my strong suit, but the block was too pretty to pass up. Freshly Pieced has a fantastic tutorial on how to put this block together. She also has a template to print out that you sew directly onto so everything comes out perfectly. I did not print it out (as you probably can tell). The finished quilt square was much too big for a potholder, so I cut the pieces much smaller. Why I didn’t just shrink the template too is beyond me. The lazy man works twice as hard–and stays up sewing late into the night.

arkansas traveler potholder

This kind of quilt square is incredibly fiddly, but also immensely satisfying when it comes together. In the future I might even have the urge–and possibly the patience–to make a whole quilt. My scrap pile would like that time to come sooner rather than later. Or maybe I could go into the potholder business, because–just so you know–it’s pretty much potholders from here on out.

arkansas traveler potholder

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13 Responses to arkansas traveler potholder

  1. Awesome! Many times I’ve considered going into the potholder/coaster business. I could keep myself going for years with that scrap bin of mine.

  2. Kayanna says:

    Eeek! I love it! It turned out wonderful and the colors are perfect, I hope you make more!! :)

  3. DANA says:

    love this Meg. Just pinned it.

  4. Heather says:

    Gorgeous! This one and the other.

  5. Stephinie says:

    I LOVE this one…. more potholders please :)

  6. kristin says:

    Oooh, i love it. Diamonds are the new triangles! ;)

  7. lindsay says:

    love the color combination- such a nice mix.

  8. Aleyta says:

    I love love these colors!!!

  9. Dorie says:

    you go with your potholders. both of them. for all the reasons.

  10. Jessica says:

    LOOOOOVE the colors…. excellent choices!

  11. Erica says:

    I love the colors in this!!

  12. rachel says:

    I found this photo on the sew, mama, sew flickr group. just had to say that this potholder is amazing! i love it! i’ve been on a potholder sewing kick myself. yours is great and that last photo is especially fantastic.