Holiday Pot Holder Swap

Last month, I went to my first Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild meeting in 3 years and I jumped right in and joined the holiday potholder swap.  My partner was Guild President, Latifah, and I stalked her flicker and saw that she loves bold solids.  I searched high and low for the perfect inspiration and when I saw Alyssa’s Triangle Wheel Blocks over at Pile O Fabric, I knew that was THE design I needed for these potholders.

Here is Alyssa’s block:

I decided to make the center triangle smaller and sew 6 together.

I did the one on the right first and since the triangles weren’t meant to be sewn together the way I did, I really had to steam, starch and quilt it within and inch of it’s life.  You can see that it’s a little curvy and warped.  I fudged the seam allowance a tiny bit on the second one and it worked perfectly.

I seriously need an entire quilt made out of this block!

Christmas Quilted Pot holder

I made a pocket in the back and used some cute Sheri Berry Christmas fabric from my stash.

I also received the most adorable potholder from Liz!  I will post a photo tomorrow, once I can get one in good lighting!

15 thoughts on “Holiday Pot Holder Swap

  1. I love that block from Alyssa, I have already cleared much of my sewing to do’s so i can make some blocks this month, and you have made some gorgeous holders, i wouldn’t be able to bring myself to use them, they’re too beautiful!

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