I had rather grandiose Mother's Day crafting plans, but I may have left it a little too late to get started. Ooops!
I did manage to make these patchwork potholders/placemats complete with insulation (Insul-Brite) to make them suitable for use as oven to table pot-holders.
I enjoyed cutting and fussy cutting into my stash of text and cute Japanese prints. Simple patchwork piecing, so relaxing! The potholders measure 10.5 inches x 10.5 inches and each individual square was cut at 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches.
The back of the potholders feature prints by Aneela Hoey from the Sherbet Pips range and a Riley Blake Chevron fabric, both in red/white. I have also sewn tape into the binding at the top left hand corner for the purpose of hanging the potholders. The binding strip was cut 2.25 inches wide, and unfortunately each potholder needed just a little more than 1 strip of binding fabric.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers!
I hope you get a chance to sit back and reflect quietly with a cup of tea,
or better still a little time behind the sewing machine.