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I’ve been particularly bad at generating UFO’s this winter.

handmade aqua quilted modern potholders

 

Most of them are still decidedly unfinished, but I did get one tiny project off the list: a pair of potholders.

 

aqua modern patchwork potholders

 

Granted, there’s still a bunch of these blocks half-pieced for a tablerunner, but I’m working on celebrating the small victories tonight.

 

aqua modern quilted potholders

 

These are destined for the shop

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New potholders

These new potholders have been gracing my kitchen for the last week or so. I won’t show you the potholders these replaced: suffice it to say they were commercial potholders that were merely good-enough when they were new, and they were far from new.

modern blue gray handmade potholder

I first pulled this stack of fabric back in early December when I was playing around without a clear goal.

modern handmade potholders

But, coincidentally, the blue is a perfect match for my kitchen, so I started cutting and sewing strips, and quilting lots of diagonal lines.

handmade quilted potholders - blue and gray stripes

The combination kind of looks like a cold rain to me, but I like it anyways.

modern handmade potholders

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More Christmas Sewing

Another quick Christmas sewing project: simple potholders.

modern handmade christmas potholders

 

I’m glad that we’re seeing modern designs in the Christmas fabric selections, since these potholders are just one fabric per side. This time of year, I appreciate projects like this that are quick (not quite instant) gratification.

Handmade Christmas Potholders - Modern Red & Green Designs

Funny, though, I definitely think of them as having a front (the circles and snowflakes) and back (the stripes)

 

modern christmas potholders - handmade in red and green

 

Whichever side is up, I put a pair in my shop

 

 

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A small project finished this weekend afterall:

handmade holiday potholders with cute red santas

Holiday potholders with the cute little gnomes from Happy Holiday fabric.

 

red and white handmade potholders for christmas

 

This adorable fabric had to be the focus fabric of a simple design. (and I got these little guys in blue, too.)

 

A pair of these potholders are  in the shop now.’

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Series-es

What is the plural of “series”? “Serieses”? “Series” the same as the singular? They both look/sound wrong, but then, I’m typing before the caffeine has fully kicked in on the Monday after a holiday weekend, so whatever the word is, I’m going to proceed. I’ve been doing this more and more lately – making not just one project, but a series of projects from the same set of fabrics.

green and white modern patchwork trivet with pinwheel pattern

Pinwheel Trivet

 

I made a few projects in orange and pink (pillow and quilt) after getting inspired making a custom quilt, and made even more in aqua (pillow, quilt, another pillow and a tablerunner ) and we won’t get into the “watercolors” Now I’m (obviously) onto a group of geometric apple-green prints.

handmade quilted potholders - apple green color

Quilted Potholders

Much as I love quilts, there’s something so satisfying about small projects like this. I made potholders, trivets and pillows. There’s a table runner cut out and waiting for some attention, and another trivet from the last of the scraps.

green and white handmade modern patchwork throw pillow

Pillows..

These are all for the shop, which helps, since  I don’t have to worry about my own home becoming too apple-green with my projects.

 

Do you ever make multiple projects together? or is each one a distinct process for you?

 

 

 

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And a reminder:  I’m having a sale on handmade items. Enter BLOGFRIDAY2010 before 11/30 to get 20% off in my artfire shop.

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