This is a pot holder I decided to make real quick this past Saturday. We had a wedding reception to go to for my husband's cousin and I love giving hand made gifts. Many hand made gifts I have received over the years I have really cherished. I feel like you can never have too many pot holders especially when you have company over for dinner and have to cook a lot of food. This pot holder was just a very simple design I came up with to use some scraps I had laying around. I decided do just make strips and sew them together alternating colors. I then decided to add a skinny boarder around the outside to give it a more finished look before adding my binding.
I did all the machine quilting on this pot holder myself. I have been trying to practice my machine quilting not only to save $ on quilting but to also add another skill to my list.
I decided to go with a very simple design for machine quilting. I quilted a flower on each end and then just did a simple stippling around all the rest of the pot holder including surrounding the flowers.
Here is the back I chose for this pot holder, again using scraps. I thought it turned out pretty good. I am excited that my skill on machine quilting is improving. I look forward to being able to quilt larger projects in the future.