Diane of from blank pages... asked me to join in her blog hop.
The theme is to make any sewing or quilted item that looked like a friendship bracelet design.
So, I made this potholder for my friend, Tina.
I met Tina in college, when I was far past my friendship bracelet stage. She is the type of friend that you can bring a "big question" to and she'll hear you out without giving any opinion. She'll listen, ask clarifying questions and then, when you ask what she thinks, she'll quote what you said right back at you. Do you have a friend like that? I hope so, because someone with that skill is so valuable. Tina doesn't push any agenda on me. She leaves me to make my own decisions. She makes me giggle at silly decisions I made in the past. But the biggest thing is that she listens so well that I can hear myself think.
So, I made her this potholder. She moved into her house last year and I made her a house potholder. I guess I'm a single potholder kind of gal. I just don't bother making the same design twice. This time I used nearly all of the same fabrics as her first potholder and then I turned it into a friendship bracelet design. Friendship bracelets are just lines and lines of pretty knots, so I wanted that reflected in my block design. each "knot" block on this potholder is 1x1.5". I think the design would work better in a larger quilt project, so you may see this again.
But something you won't see again on this blog?
A picture of me from the 80's. Diane specially requested photos as a throwback to the age of friendship bracelets. How about the huge glasses and the pale pink henley sweater. It makes me shudder....
To see more fun projects, stories of friends and 80's photos, check out the rest of the blog hop:
3: Friendship Quilts Kick Off! at from blank pages...
4: Diane of from blank pages...
5: Whitney of The Peacock Tree
6: January T of Sew Sew Go
7: Melinda of Quirky Granola Girl
10: Courtney of Mon Petit Lyons
11: Jill of Made with Moxie
12: Danielle of Fresh off the Spool
13: Kelsey of Kelsey Sews
14: Kristy of Quiet Play
17: Marika of Live, Laugh, Love... Sew
18: Karen of Sew Well Maid
19: Rachael of imagine gnats
20: Katie of There & Back
21: Lori of Lori H. Designs
- LINKY FOR YOUR PROJECTS OPENS
24: A SURPRISE LINKY PARTY OPENS!!! (You do NOT want to miss this one!)
28: Link up closes for projects
30: Suprise Linky closes
October 1st: at from blank pages... Judges picks and random drawing for the rest of the prizes,