Amylouwho has a brand new baby!
Click on the picture to see the new one and all the finishes by wonderfully talented blogging people!
I joined a potholder swap at A Stitch In Dye and thought I’d practice a little before making the ones for my swap partner. I’m getting a lot of mileage out of my Hushabye scraps. No plan in mind here. Since these were to be mine, I machine stitched the binding. Not very neat, but functional.
Thanks to Tonya at Lazy Gal Quilting, I’ve developed a curiosity for free piecing. A small project, like a potholder, seemed to be a good candidate for my first try. I had just finished piecing my Wonky Boxes top and had Pretty Please (Jennifer Paganelli) pieces handy, so I made a little house from this tutorial.
That was fun! Feeling pretty confident, I made some letters from this tutorial.
The bindings on these were finished by hand to look neater. We needed to use Insul Bright for the swap and I added an additional layer of batting for more protection. They went slightly out of square after I washed them. I think they’re kind of wild and fun! I hope my swap partner likes them:)
Click the Sew & Tell link at the top of the post to see all the other great finishes!
On a different note, poor Chuck is back in the puppy hospital with another round of inflammation/infection in his gastro system. What did he eat this time? Not good for Chuck or the checkbook! I hope he can come home today. I miss the little guy.
Chuck is a Dachshund/Pekingese mix. Dach-a-peke? Peke-a-dach? Dachingese? I think his life before he came to us about 9 years ago was very interesting, but he’s not telling. I know he spent some time as a stray. He’s my buddy even if he does love his daddy best!