Amy of During Quiet Time made me these awesome potholders for the Potholder Pass Round 2, and she also sent some adorable mini potholders for Lauren to use!
Lauren loves her new potholders -
but I love mine more :-)
You can read more about these awesome potholders and my sad tale of lost mail here.
Next, here's what I've been working on the Potholder Pass Round 3:
These were inspired by the amazing Winter Rainbow quilt by Faith at Fresh Lemons. If you haven't seen this quilt yet, you have to check it out!
I've admired this quilt for a while, and when I discovered that this quilt was also a "fave" of my secret partner on Flickr, I was instantly inspired! I made the potholder on the right first, pulling out stacks and stacks of fabric and sewing together little strips to make the blocks. I love how it turned out, but it took a LOT of work, so I made the potholder on the left a bit simpler. I think they make a great pair!
I wanted to keep up with all the other cool ladies in the Potholder Pass and try my hand at adding grommets. (Everyone else is doing it!!!) Unfortunately the actual installation has been a little harder than expected. I've been hammering away on my grommet tool and can't seem to get the darn thing to bend and play nice!
Here's the back, and as you can see my sad, sad grommets aren't fully installed yet.
I think it's time to swallow my pride and ask the husband for help!
Am I just a huge wimp, or has anyone else out there had trouble with their grommets?