Monday, December 17, 2018

Mid month Potholders pixels!


midmonth potholders

This month’s potholders are a set of PIXEL potholders!

It’s a “section” of this quilt that I made years ago for McCall’s and it’s based on a sweater I have.

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I sketched it out as a 7x7 “quilt” and I liked my 2nd choice the best Smile

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since it’s a 7x7 potholder, Accuquilt has an awesome die for that! it’s a 1 1/2” square die with 9 squares on the die, so super easy!

I picked out 4 FQs (you could use less but that’s a start)

I picked a dark blue, a lighter blue, a reddish and a white which has snowflakes on it

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Then I started cutting!

40 red

20 light blue (medium blue in my case)

6 dark blue

32 white

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then following the chart above I sewed together as many as I could 2 at a time

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and more (3 or 4)

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then columns of 7 like this

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and soon enough the potholder tops are done like this!

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I cut out 2 of 7 1/2” squares in blue and also 2 1/2” strips and turned them into hanging tags.

Then I laid the tops on top of insulbright and quilted it, and the back pieces on top of batting and quilted those too. Then I trimmed both sets.

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Laid right sides together and with tags in between I stitched around leaving an opening then turned right sides out and top stitched carefully around the perimeter.

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Fun and easy! and once you start thinking in pixels it opens up so many possibilities!

try them out!

2 comments:

Angie&Gary Short said...

Your potholders are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you made them! So pretty! Enjoy your holidays! :-) :-)

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Fun, pixelated pot holders! I haven't tried this yet, but looks like fun!!