We had a holiday potholder swap at the last LAMQG meeting. I made 2 for my swap partner, 1 that I fussy cut and paper pieced, then appliqued and quilted:
from the back:
and one that was an experiment: I took the idea of a Somerset star and made it have more points:
my partner wasn't there, but hopefully she liked them...
Our October (or maybe september) LAMQG swap was a scrap swap. I was lucky enough to get scraps from my friend Nicole, and one day, while looking at the scraps, I noticed that they all went well with this peachy-pink Essex Linen that I had. so I sewed up the pieces into little bits of patchy-goodness, and made all three sizes of Open-Wide pouches by Noodlehead.
I love that they nest
each is slightly different, but still awesome.
the tiniest squares are 1". the biggest are 2"