Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Little Quilts

I finished the baby quilt I made using my un-vented Foundation-Pieced Half Square Triangle Tutorial.  I backed it with fleece, which also acts as batting, and I bound it with a nice yellow gingham.  I'm becoming very partial to fleece backs on quilts.

Then, in a bit of serendipity, I ran across a bag of batting scraps I'd saved up, and I decided to makes some even smaller quilts (also known a pot holder).

I had this nice panel stashed.  I think I'd originally planned to make aprons from this fabric.

But the rectangular shapes made for perfect potholders.

I also resuscitated some orphan blocks.

Pot holders are perfect little showcases for some special single blocks.  Plus, I got to practice my machine quilting and binding techniques.


margaret said...

I do like the small quilt and the way you have used scraps in those triangles, it works so well.Is it easy working with fleece as a backing/wadding, I did make some wrist warmers with some and found it so stretchy. Good collection of mats and pot holders, a good way to use up the wadding scraps

Magpie Sue said...

Those potholders out of orphan blocks are fun! And I bet rectangular potholders are actually quite useful, maybe more so than the more traditional squares...

Judy S. said...

What a great idea for orphan blocks!