I skipped the project for week 13 because I don't really need pocket hand warmers. Besides, usually when I'm in need of something to keep my hands warm, I'm not near a microwave. (The hand warmers require you to heat them in a microwave.)
Anyway, I DO need week 13's pot holders! Who doesn't need pot holders, right? (Granted, I'm only showing you one of them. I haven't bound the second one yet, but I will.) The project calls for nice, even strips of fabric.
I can never follow the rules.
I love making wonky strips. I think it's more fun! I pulled together some various fabrics that all had the same colors, some of my favs. I used Osnaburg for some of the solids and for the binding. I made the pockets on the back in the same. I didn't photograph that because it's not very exciting. But it turned out well! Trust me!
I quilted the lines to follow some of the seams. And then did a few repeats inside some of those lines.
Seen to the far right of the potholder is one of my tea towels. Ooo...pretty, huh? I think I'm going to use some of the wonky scraps to edge another tea towel or two made of Osnaburg.
The blue magnet/bottle opener is from Bard's Beer. They make a pretty tasty gluten free beer that Chris likes. I like it, too. It's pretty darn good! He won a contest and they sent him that bottle opener and a Bard's tee shirt. And here he is wearing it!
Maybe we should've ironed it first ...