Below are the four square pot holders I made while practicing Sharon Schamber's (the Elmer's School Glue) method of binding. Although I'm getting better, I over-compensated for all of the layers of batting. It's OK...they're just pot holders to be used! For all of them, I simply sewed pieces of scraps together until I got to the size needed, then trimmed into a square and binded them. Or should that be "bound" them?
Next are the towels. The one on the left is from selvage edges, and it is by far my favorite. The third from the left is self-explanatory ~ a ruffle. There are so many ruffled items out there now, but I'm really not a ruffley kind of girl. I almost didn't make it because of that, but now I'm glad ~ it's my second favorite towel. The other two have simple edged borders of fabric, plus cut-outs of two of the fabrics. Right now I'm not that thrilled with either one, but had to make two just in case I fell in love with them after some trips through the washer and dryer.
And I finished my dish cloth yesterday. The colors match everything perfectly and there's nothing like a knitted dish cloth when hand washing those silly items that will not fit into the dishwasher. Under the dishcloth is a dish drainer towel that I made earlier. It's both functional and pretty. What more can a girl ask for?!
Next on my list for the kitchen is to use some of these fabrics to recover a lampshade. I'm not sure how I want to do it yet, but I'm thinking about playing around with French seams so that it might add to the character of the lampshade at night, rather than simply looking stupid with seam allowances showing through these lighter fabrics. The illumination at night might add to the striped thing I have going on in my kitchen. Or, I'd be more than happy to take suggestions!