Thursday, February 16, 2012

potholder quilts

I am working on a potholder quilt for Marcus. It is an old idea made new again. The first potholder quilts were made during the civil war when quilters made a block and bound the edges of the block, then turned it in to a quilting group to be added to more blocks to make quilts for the Union troops in the field and to be used in hospitals treating the wounded. I am working on modern methods to make the quilt as I want it to be quick and easy, the bywords of today's quilters. Here is a sample of some of the blocks....

There are 35 blocks in the quilt. The pattern and directions will be posted on Marcus Fabrics soon (by March 1st I hope). Here is their website:

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