Posts tagged pot holder
box block quilt

I managed to make my deadline for teacher gifts. Today is the last day of school.

We went this morning to watch the kids compete in the school olympics.

Both kids competed in the three legged race and neither one fell over!


I made a set of pot holders for Cj's teacher.  I found some fabric with math problems on it and couldn't pass it up.

Lulu's teacher will be having her first baby near the end of August.  She's planning a yellow nursery so I went with a group of fabrics from Kate Spain's Central Park line.

The pattern for the block is the box block from the book The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

I enlarged the template a bit from the one in the book.  I did outline quilting in a sort of tic tac toe pattern on each block with a variegated yellow to cream thread.

The back is a solid piece of the zoo print from the Central Park line.

I'm off to pick up my new fourth and second grade students!

practical geometry

I took some squares from a charm pack along with some extra yardage from a previous project and put together some more pot holders. For the first one, I cut four charms into smaller squares.

For the second one, I cut the charms into triangles.

For the third pot holder, I cut them in half.

I pieced the backs together with the extra yardage.

Then I wrapped them up and gave them to a friend for her birthday.

snow day

So here we are, trapped with colds and coughs in the cold and snow.

My plan is to hide in the house and eat big pieces of this cinnamon streusel pound cake

I did manage to get a few things done before the storm hit.  Cj has started his recorder unit for school so I made a new case for my old recorder.  I used some of the leftover echino from the quilt I'm working on.

I also finished up some patchwork pot holders for a friend's birthday.