I've been happily (happily...? not really, not these days, with our country in the state it's in... but you know what I mean) ensconced in my messy sewing room, making potholders from scraps.
I piece scraps into improv log cabin blocks, about 10" square, layer with batting (four layers of Dream Cotton Select), and backing. I quilt very simply. I try to eyeball the center and quilt down and across the center, which helps when it comes to how a potholder is folded when you are using it. Sometimes I make an additional quilting line once the potholder is finished, to achieve that good symmetrical fold.
I trim to 9" squares, and bind with double-fold binding cut 1.25" wide. It's a lot of work to hand tack back the bindings, but I still prefer to bind this way and not all by machine.
Then I wash them. In the photo below, the purple-bound potholders on top have already been washed.
I love making potholders - the smallest possible quilt, and something practical and not precious. I'm totally counting these as a June monthly mini;). I've been absent for months from the mini scene at Wendy's The Constant Quilter. Check out the minis on her blog! I always love seeing what people have been making.Binding all these little potholders, I have been watching all of the January 6th hearings. Today, I was so impressed with young witness Cassidy Hutchinson's courage and poise.