An oven mitt and a pinch potholder for Liz at Living my Sweet Life! Poor Liz waited and waited for her original potholders to arrive from the PP7 swap, but they never did, so here are a couple that I whipped up for her. I loved making the oven mitt in particular. It was a bit theraputic quilting the fabric. :) Please excuse the poor pictures. The lighting has been terrible for a few days.
For my oven mitt, I used this tutorial. It is really great, but I would sew my binding on differently next time. Instead of trying to catch the inside with the stitch in the ditch from the front, I would sew it to the inside before turning and then hand stitch it to the front. It was just too tight on my machine to get it right doing it the other way. I would also suggest serging or zigzagging the inside before turning. It was really a fun little project to make that didn't take too long. I'm thinking about using this for some Christmas gifts this year with some hand-written recipes. They would be great teacher gifts!
The pinch potholder is a Keyka Lou pattern. She really has some cute stuff. I bought her reusable bag pattern, too, but I haven't had a chance to get to it yet. I work best under pressure I guess. :)
The fabric that I used was Anna Maria Horner's Bubble Burst and Michael Miller's Mimi Gingham. I think they went really well together. I lined the oven mitt with some navy dotted fabric that was really nice, but obviously, you can't see the inside. Next time I will use something a little more plain and not so expensive.
I hope they will work well for Liz!