Each Monday night, for the last three weeks, my friend Debbie and I have been taking a quilting class through our local adult ed program(only one more left). The subject of the class is Pot Holder quilts. If you have never heard of them, go HERE for a quick history. And HERE is a old example of one.
My blocks are all machine done, including the quilting because I just don't have the time(nor the desire) to hand quilt them all. But I do hand sew the bindings on. I was going to do a dark color scheme of civil war reproduction prints, but the colors just weren't calling to me. I've always adored 30's era quilts with white backgrounds and feedsack prints, so that is was I decided upon. And luckily, I had everything in my stash, the only thing I had to purchase was the batting. The white is actually an old cotton sheet, so I'm keeping with the frugality of the era too :)
Each class she has given us 5 patterns for different blocks, we chose which ones we wanted to use. A pot holder quilt is made up of many patterns because they were made by several women at a time. So far I have 14 blocks completed(couple of doubles in there). The backing is white and I chose to do my bindings in varying prints.
Have a glorious day,