Sunday, October 7, 2012

I actually finished what I started

I bought this Halloween fabric at a quilt show this past August. 
I usually attend these shows with two of my sisters and my daughter.  We always tease each other about what we bought and the fact the most times those items are still unused by the time we attend the next show. (We may have a slight hoarding issue.) This time we challenged each other to finish an item with at least one of the products we purchased or we would be forbidden from buying at the next show.   

My plan was to make three sets of potholders.  Believe it or not, I actually finished all three sets with time to spare.
All sets have the same two designs on the front.  I had to piece the back of one set since I didn't have enough of the cute pumpkin fabric.  I added a loop of twill tape for hanging.
I used one layer of cotton batting and one layer of insulated batting (Insul-Fleece).  I've made potholders with this product before and it works great.

I also managed to finish a mug rug with some of the leftover scraps.  This will be sitting on my desk at work.
Our challenge worked.  Both of my sisters and my daughter have completed their necessary projects.  The next quilt show is Nov. 2 in Manchester NH.  We will definitely be shopping.

Say hello to my spooky little friend...


  1. Very cute, and useful, too.

  2. Your Halloween sewing is very cute - I love your little friend.

  3. The pot holders and your mug rug are adorable! I love those fabrics you found. I'm usually not a Halloween fan, but these are too darned cute!

    And what's happening in Manchester on November 2???? How did I miss this!?!

  4. Love the fabric. So cute! Your projects came out great.

  5. These are fabulous!!! I'm such a hoarder when it comes to fabric... it's good to see it being used;-)

  6. They are 2 great projects. I stumbled onto you blog through Jan's Linky and Giveaway Post. I look forward to receiving future posts seeing what you pick up and FINISH from those shows!