I’m not a great fan of tradition for the sake of it, but this is one I really like. This is my third year of making potholders for Mother’s Day, and now my mum has them hanging in her kitchen I can show some pictures.
The patchwork was supposed to be the centre of a huge quilt for someone else in my family, but I wasn’t feeling much love for it as it hung on my wall so I scrapped the original idea. So with the patchwork part already being done I thought I’d spend more time on the quilting, and last weekend my friend Fiona showed my how to hand-quilt. I used a piece of quilting on her kitchen table as inspiration, she drew me a little circle template and away I went.