I ended up doing some very rushed late-night stitching last week after realising that Mother’s Day was only three days away, and getting a present to my mum means posting it. Hmmm.
I’ve been getting really inspired by Completely Cauchy’s blog recently, and especially this fantastic mini-quilt in black and white. There was a pile of red and aqua fabric sitting on my cutting mat and I figured I’d make a couple of pot holders. I made my mum the same thing last year (I think it was actually the very first thing I stitched on my lovely new Bernina, I certainly remember it was the first time I’d tried the walking foot!). She seemed to like them, and use them, and she likes crazy colour combinations. And so…
The aqua is Kona Cotton in Azure, and the red is various scraps, some Moda and some that I picked up at Rebecca Ringquist‘s stall at Squam last June. For the back I used some Liberty cotton* that I picked up at the V&A Museum in London after seeing their Quilt exhibition.
As usual there are several dodgy bits – this whole project was a bit rushed and I stitched down most the binding at my knit night. And I really wanted to eat some cake. But it didn’t get done though and had to take my chocolate brownie home… My mum seems to like them though which I guess is the main thing!