good intentions

I've been meaning to post that my swap partner Rachael received the goodies I sent her in the mail. That is good news as the thought did cross my mind that perhaps it got lost in the post. Rachael was kind enough to email me to let me know she did get it. From the looks of her blog, she has been on the receiving end of lots of packages lately. As for the item I made for her, it was a potholder using the log cabin quilt block.

The easy part was choosing the fabric, cutting things out and organizing the strips. At first when I started to sew it together, it was looking a bit odd, but as I progressed, it became clear that I was heading in the right direction. I hand quilted the remainder of the potholder. This little project definitely gave me the quilting bug. One day soon... It's times like these that I wish I had a rich heritage in handmade creations where grandmother passess her knowledge down to mother, who in turn passes her skill to daughter. Alas, I will have to become the grandmother who does the passing, though that won't be for quite a while.


  1. I totally agree with you. I too will the one that passes the handmade bug on ...

  2. Looks great, as always. My mom always said she would like to get into quilting and has made about 5 so far, of the same pattern. Turns out that my Grama was into it before she passed away. I'm just a beginner and slow at it. With a little time though...

  3. It's beautiful! Such a pretty choice of colors :)

  4. Monica, I think our kids will appreciate it in the long run and they will have the memories long after we are gone.
    Karla, I think quilting is meant to be a slow and savory learn. A kind of refinement of skill over the years. Slow is good.
    Beki, thanks for dropping by :) I love the colors too! I keep thinking of making my girls an outfit in those colors. The dots are my favorite, though it is hard to make them out on the potholder.


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