Here are a couple more potholders I finished a few weeks ago for mother's day. These two were for my mom and Gran.
Like I mentioned in my previous post a few days ago, I used Amy's tutorial from Nana and Co. She has a great step by step tutorial on how to create these. View her tutorial here.
The main prints I used in this project were pulled from a Serenade layer cake I have by Kate Spain for Moda. The ruffle and binding fabric was some I've had on hand for a while. The gray is a Kona solid I think, and the white fabric is canvas I purchased from Joann's.
Again, I wanted to make this extra personal so I decided to stitch "Mom" on the white canvas. I did this by writing out "Mom" with a disappearing ink pen on my fabric. I then dropped my feed dogs and used my darning foot to stitch over what I had drawn. I tried to make the down strokes a tad thicker for the text to look similar to calligraphy.
For the quilting I used my old faithful meandering free motion pattern.
Here is the one I created for my grandmother. Again, the patterned fabric is from my Serenade layer cake.
I call my grandmother "Gran" so I decided to stitch that on the canvas. I do recommend starting out with a big piece of canvas so you can cut it down after you've stitched the name one. This gives you more control with the border of negative space.
Here they are together! So cute.
They each took only one night after work to complete, which isn't too bad!
I love the way they turned out and hope my mom and Gran did too. :) I need to make one for us. Although, it's so much harder to motivate myself to make projects for our home verses projects for others. I always have a deadline with gifts. I need to start making deadlines for myself!