Tuesday, June 26, 2012
When I asked my mother-in-law what I could make for her as a "thank-you-for-letting-us-crash-in-your-beautiful-home-for-a-week" gift, she replied, "potholders." Lo and behold, potholders were this week's Zakka project. Some things are just destined to be...
My mother-in-law asked for earth tones in the fabric colors, so I pulled out my little stash of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter which I've been saving for something special. I also threw in an orange stripe from Lizzy House's recent Hello Pilgrim line, a wood grain fabric from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 collection, and a scrap of moon print by Heather Ross. The potholders are backed in Bloom from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising collection and bound in a natural colored linen blend.
I love how large these potholders are. There's nothing worse than trying to get a grip on something in the oven and worrying that your fingers are going to overreach the cloth. In fact, they're so large that they can just as easily be used to hold hot plates on the table. My husband recommended that I ditch the pockets on the back this time, since they might be a bit cumbersome for his parents to use. I also added a loop at the top of the binding on the back so that these can be hung up on a hook, which is how we store all of our potholders here at home.
Speaking of our potholders, they've gotten pretty ragged over the last few years. I've been planning to replace them for a while, but now that I've gotten the chance to try this new version, I can definitely say that the old ones' days are numbered...
Linking up to the Zakka Along, Tuesdays at the (Summer) Table, and Fabric Tuesday.