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Black and Copper

Another friend has a new kitchen so I had an excuse to make some more practice potholders.

The kitchen is far away and the information I got is black appliances and a copper backsplash.  I didn't want to make potholders that looked like Halloween so I asked if turquoise was OK.  I planned on a few small patches but the turquoise took over.

I'm now making the potholders 7 inches square.  The insulated batting is 22 inch wide and this uses the most of it.  I like fabric scraps, but there's not as much you can do with insulated batting scraps.

This limits the patterns that can be used.  I found this pattern in a book and, after 2 blocks, I really like it. 

I pulled out all my black, blackish, orange, coppery and peachy fabric.  I was really tempted to keep making more of these blocks with the same color scheme.  I resisted.  I have a feeling that if would have kept on going I would end up with 4 blocks that would sit around for years before they were finished.


  1. What a lovely gift idea! I think the turquoise really works, it's a good think it took over, LOL! The little pop of copper in the center is so cute. The design reminds me of pinwheels! I really want to try some hand-quilting, but like you I'm afraid I'm going to wind up with more UFOs sitting around :)


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