I think so. My mom should be on an airplane flying to Dallas right now and I don't think that checking my blog will be high priority since she'll see the girls in a few hours. So I can finally post her Mother's Day "experiments". See my mom gets a lot of gifts that are the result of me trying new things. I don't think she minds though . . .
This was experiment #1 -- it's a miniature quilt that I had saved the pattern for from a magazine but didn't know what I would do with such a small quilt. The cup kind've gives you a sense of size but to clarify further, it's about as big as a cookie sheet! Bingo! Instead of just a regular quilt, I added a layer of Inusl-Bright to make it into an extra-large potholder! I don't know why I haven't thought of this before. It seems like when I cook and bake it all happens at once and I don't have the stove space to put my hot pans but I need my potholders to get them out of the oven. Voila! A larger potholder to protect the countertop! Now I just have to make some for me. Oh and while the front is nice and pretty . . .
The back is fun chickens! I saw this fabric at a quilt show and thought of my mom because she loves chickens. But who would actually make a quilt out of this? I'm sure someone would and it would be beautiful but I thought mom would appreciate it more on the back -- surprise!
I also wanted t play around with doing binding by machine so I made her regular-size potholders out of all these fun fabrics. The result? They're still really cute but in the future I'll stick to doing the binding by hand.
Happy Mother's Day!!!