If you are related to me, friends with me, and/or worked with me or my children in some capacity this year, well, I hope you've got some pots that need holding.
Because chances are you got a couple of these from me.
It's like, you decide to make potholders for a few people. Quick and easy gift, right? Then you proceed to make the design needlessly time-consuming. (String blocks. Seriously.) And then you think of a few more people to add to the list. And before you know it, you're making a whole army of the things and you're seeing potholders in your sleep.
This pair is definitely my favorite. These went to my sister-in-law. She's a veterinarian. Even though she probably doesn't take care of a lot of 10-cent goldfish, I thought she'd appreciate this print.
I used the easy wavy-line quilting that has made several appearances in blogland recently. Just use your machine's wavy decorative stitch, set at the highest width/length possible. You move the quilt straight, the machine does the wavy action. What a great way to quilt something! So easy, and I love how it looks! I think you'll be seeing more of this from me, the original FMQ-phobe. I also need to inspect the rest of my decorative stitches (because I've got a lot of them, the vast majority of which have never been used). I wonder if there's more quilting possibilities there.
Happy Tuesday. Now go get something hot out of the oven.