Thank you for lovely comments yesterday, I kept busy to keep thoughts from creeping in. In fact I didn't stop either on the machine or the computer. This project has been in my head like a crafting ear worm - (song that you can't get out of your head to the uninitiated). I made a half log cabin wonky pot holder for a friend who has given me so many things and is an all round lovely. She loves cooking so I put in lots of kitchen fabrics
On an aside, I spent ages working how to cut this image out from its background and I did it- if a little raggedy, I think I should've done something else so it has no background but next time I will nail that. It is free photoshop type software on the oddly named Gimp. I used the magnetic scissors tool with this tutorial if you want to give it a try- warning it is a bit fiddly with a mouse.
I made the potholder by drawing it out template style on paper first and then cutting round adding on seam allowances.
Haven't done it this way before but I liked it. A lot of prep initially but when it comes to sewing up, it is ready in minutes and you could reuse the pieces. A little bit of masking tape reversed in a little sausage on the back of the paper pieces stops them moving when rotary cutting.
The backing is a bit of a carboot find that I love. I used a square spiral with 1/2 inch apart lines and used vanishing marker. Nice and easy to do. And I had some matching thrift found plates to match!
Pot holder was inspired by this great find.
A Swedish translation from 1978 with so many great things inside and some stranger- quilted braille anybody? There are odd copies for sale on Amazon
I will keep coming back to this book for more it is so packed full inspiration and ideas.
Enjoy today x