I set out to make a wonky log cabin potholder. I had never done wonky, log cabin, OR potholder before. Well! I had a good time and I think I was doing fairly well...until I got to the binding.
I thought I could just machine-stitch the binding and it'd be fine (I hand-sew the bindings on my quilts and haven't had much experience with machine-quilting bindings). I mean, the thing was small. Really. How hard could it be?
I ended up having to stitch around the square twice. I wasn't very happy about that. In the end, I think my wonky creation could've been a potholder if I had the fancy insulating material to sandwich inside. But, alas, I didn't. And so.
I think my wonky potholder is better suited as a Wonky Mug Rug.
I believe the square works well for this sort of thing. Imagine the little plate with a pumpkin scone next to my mug.
How did I finish and
what did I learn in the process?
I ended up quilting with long straight stitches in a random-ish up-and-down way. I do like how that turned out. I also added a little label and loop on the back (next time I will just do a loopy label and skip the extra step). Finally, I think the next time I do a log cabin block, I will try to match up the scraps a little more to create some visual unity.
Overall, a fun afternoon project. And having some cute scraps to work with makes it easy on the eyes, which is never a bad thing. :)
I'm excited to link up with all the talented folks here: