Pinwheel Potholder

The colors in this block are comforting and as a family we decided to keep this one. I told my Robert it’s his.

Boersma's pinwheel
Boersma’s pinwheel

He makes eggs in the cast iron pan for himself and our youngest on his work-from-home days, so it will be well loved.

Instead of quilting the top to the InsulBright and the bottom to the batting, then combining them, I thought I’d try quilting the whole, squooshy thing together.

The pin basting almost made me give up on that idea. While you can’t tell how mooshy-squooshy it is on the front,

Extra Sandwich Front
Extra Sandwich Front

you certainly can tell from the back:

Extra Sandwich Back
Extra Sandwich Back

That scared me.

I put on my walking foot, and kept the same Aurifil 50wt in, I think it’s ‘slate,’ on the machine. It was a bit squirrelly. You can see I marked some lines…but it was still squiggly.

Quilting lines
Quilting lines

Here’s the top finished. The shifting wasn’t too bad, but some of those lines are wonky.

Top Quilting
Top Quilting

Here’s the back:

Back Quilted
Back Quilted
Back Quilting Close Up
Back Quilting Close Up

I did the self-binding from the back…I probably should have changed thread color here to the purple or used bias tape for a cleaner finish, and if it was going as a gift, I certainly would have redone that part, but for home use, I’m good with it.

Self Binding
Self Binding

Here’s some shots of the Pilot FriXion pen (again) that was brown used on gray Kona to show it ironed out:

Ironed FriXion Markings
Ironed FriXion Markings

I sound like I’m not happy with it. I am…I just know I rushed it and I was tired, you know? It’s very pretty still.

Purple Potholder
Purple Potholder

Pretty pretty pretty.

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