Here’s the apple hot pad, made from apple fabric found at SAS. I decided to try the reverse quilting method where you have your batting on the bottom and the fabric right-sides together. I sewed all around the edges, leaving a two-inch opening.
After turning the apple right-side out, I then decided to free motion quilt an apple shape throughout. While it’s a “postmodern” interpretation of an apple, free hand quilting was fun, even if it only looks kinda like an apple to me!
This pot holder turned out quite large. While I may not enter any of the pot holders I’ve made in the contest, it has been enjoyable to think about different pot holder ideas. I still want to work on the hand mitt idea.
I feel a bit ridiculous whining about not having water for a few hours one day last week. What was the big deal? Many in town were still without water and HEAT until yesterday, including friends up the road from us. Once I hear she didn’t have gas – for heat or cooking – well, I felt pretty stupid. We helped out where would could with an extra space heater and firewood, but man, I still feel silly for whining. There are many people world-wide who do without what we take for granted here. It’s just a reminder to myself to remember things like that.