Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Guild Love

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild and the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild are doing a little swap!

Recently, the uber-talented Susan Beal visited KCMQG to do a presentation on modern log cabins. The notion of a swap was brought up and next thing we all knew - the two guilds each had stacks of cards with people's names/blogs/flickr names - all the proper tools for stalking a secret partner to make them a potholder!

I can't tell you who I made this little potholder for because my partner hasn't received it yet. But I hope she likes it! It was really fun to use the "Kansas Girl" flour sack fabric as the center of this log cabin block.

I decided to go with curved corners and bias binding for a couple of reasons. One, I really like the look. And two, I wanted more practice using bias binding since I usually finish my quilts with the binding cut on the straight grain.

I really like this print that I used on the back. For some reason, I've been really drawn to reproduction fabrics lately. They seem so fun and lively and the colors are great. The hanging loop is some printed ribbon I had on hand.

The quilting on potholders almost always seems really poofy to me. I think it's the fact that I use two layers of warm and natural plus a layer of insulbrite. There's nothing worse than a cute potholder that burns your hands.

Can't wait til this little gift lands with it's recipient. And thanks KCMQG for swapping with us!


  1. This is really cute! I need to get going on mine..

  2. Love those curvy corners, you binding is perfect! So neat!

  3. I can't wait to see everyone's tomorrow at the meeting yours turned out great. Maybe I should start mine!

  4. Wow - that's super gorgeous Megan! Love it :)

  5. Great hostess gift for the holidays - along with some home made cookies. Thanks for the inspiration and great blog!

  6. Lucky, lucky ME!!!! Thanks a bunch! I just love it.

    I always read your blog, but I'm way behind on my google reader lately. I hadn't seen this post yet! If I had, I think I would've known this one was for me.

    So tickled to have you for my partner. Thanks again!

  7. ... We all loved this one! (from the KCMQG) ...
    We wondered what fabric the "Kansas Girl Flour" is? very clever and fun! =D


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