I got my groove back!
Hey, wait a minute. That would imply I once had quilting groove, wouldn't it? That's a little braggy. I'm sorry about that. I woke up this morning at 4:20...I couldn't sleep. Time to get on the sewing machine. Really? These pot holders woke me up before the birds? Yup. Yup they did. I made these using this technique - you sew on paper. I loved it. You sew the strips diagonally on a 10X10 square piece of paper and then pull the paper off after. Very cool! I love how it turned out. I then cut the square into 4 equal squares and then sewed them together. They made wonky (on purpose!) patterns. I then sewed them together sandwich style and hand stitched the opening closed. There are two layers of stuffing inside - a cotton layer and then a heatproof layer. Safety first! Okay. One more photo. In even better news, the swap partner crisis has been averted! Thankfully Krista was able to piece together the things I remembered about my partner - pretty much everything except her name - and one thing I remembered identified her immediately. I am so relieved, I can't even tell you. I can rest easy tonight.