Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there :) I had a relatively low key day myself which was perfect. We spent the day gardening and Hubby made us a really lovely dinner.
For Mother's Day this year I was inspired by Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts to make my mom new potholders. Knowing that my mom's potholders were in rough shape, they seemed like the perfect gift. I used one of those mini charm packs which was enough for 2 potholders with a few squares left over.
I layered the potholder top with a layer of Warm & Natural Batting and a layer of the Insul-Bright and did a little straight line quilting.
|Just finishing the binding.|
Mom's second towel is still in progress but these literally take only a few minutes to make. The most time consuming part for me was the button hole. Well really procrastinating doing it. I've done them in the past ----you know, on the old machine. I was so intimidated by the new machine, with it's special button hole foot. It was soooo darn easy. You just pick the stitch number (#49 on my Babylock), attach the foot, line up the starting point, and press go. Sew easy! (HA!)