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.