Child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, quilter, basket lover, amateur photographer, flower and vegetable gardener …….. some a little of who I am, some a lot of who I am, and all a part of me. When I started quilting several years ago, it sparked a passion in my creative side that I never knew existed. I fell in love with it from the very start. I love everything about it, from choosing the fabrics and designing the quilt until the time I finish the last stitch of the binding and everything in between.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Just a little something with Oh Cherry Oh fabric

The more I look at the quilted grocery bag holder made with the cherry fabric, the more I am leaning toward doing a little kitchen decorating with cherries.  I don't want to go overboard, just a touch here and there.  I found a picture of a heart-shaped potholder on line and decided I could do that too!  I made things harder on myself by cutting out the front, back, and batting separately, then quilting, and the same with the front panels.  If I had had my quilting head on straight, I would have simply quilted a 15 x 15 sandwich and THEN cut out the heart.  Okay, so I thought of the easy way AFTERWARD, it still turned out okay and I will remember next time.  I had to make a bias binding for the curves, so went to Youtube and watched a few videos on cutting bias binding and chose one that makes it sooo simple.  The speaker on one of the videos suggested using bias binding for all quilts, even ones where you would normally use straight grain binding, because they last longer and have less wear than straight grain.  I had never heard that.  What about it, quilting bloggers?  Do you use bias binding for all your quilting projects?  Anyway, I hung this little cutie pie on my refrigerator.


  1. Such a cute potholder, Rhonda.
    I started out always using straight grain binding. I cut four strips and bound one side of the quilt at a time--the sides first and then the top and bottom.
    Several years ago I began using bias binding on most quilts. I took a class on borders and binding and learned an easy method for making bias binding. I do understand the principle behind why bias binding lasts longer, but the intended use of the finished quilt will sometimes dictate whether or not I use the bias binding.

  2. Love the potholder! I don't use bias binding often but I like it when I do. And isn't Youtube awesome - you can find anything quilting on it. :) blessings, marlene

  3. What an adorable pot holder! I love it!

  4. This is adorable, puts a big smile on my face-enjoy:@)

  5. Very cute potholder, thanks for your comment on my blog!! You have a great day!


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