Friday, November 7, 2014

Mochi Pot Holders


I had piles of dishes and laundry to finish on Wednesday, definitely two things at the top of my "no, thank you" list. For some reason, even the prospect of a fresh, clean house just wasn't motivating me this time, so I decided to set up a little rewards system for myself: clean for twenty minutes, play with new Cotton + Steel fabric for ten minutes. Wow, did I get motivated pretty quickly after that...


I've been meaning to make some more pot holders, and Rashida Coleman-Hale's adorable new Mochi line has just the right colors for brightening up my kitchen. I kept things as minimal as possible -- no piecing and very simple quilting. Pink and white twill tape made perfect loops for hanging, and I bound them in a grey canvas print from the collection. These finish at about 7" square. Now everybody's happy: my kitchen, my pot holders, and definitely me.

It's been a ridiculously long time since I've linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, so I'm joining in on the fun today. Time to head over and see what everyone else is making...

8 comments:

  1. Very cute...I need to make some too!

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  2. I like your rewards system. I may have to try that:) love your pot holders too!!

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  3. That is a great idea and one that I've used myself from time to time.....accomplish something not fun in order to give myself time to play. And unfortunately I would never make pretty pot holders like that. My hubby would get spaghetti sauce or grease on them the very first time he used them.

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  4. That pink and white tape is so lovely! I see I'm not the only one who does housework and then rewards themselves. I think it's a great system! Your potholders a so pretty - what a great fabric range - they would look lovely hanging on the wall in a little group!

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  5. I like your reward system! Great potholders, too!

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  6. These are fun! Do you use regular batting in your pot holders or some kind of heat resistant batting?

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  7. Very pretty and excellent motivation technique :) Your new potholders are beautiful.

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  8. Did you make the mitered corners like you do for a large quilt?

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