Friday, September 26, 2014

Pot Holder Quilts

This post is for Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts (one of my favorite Blogs). She and my dear friend Cyndi from the Busy Thimble have encouraged me to start this Blog and Kathie asked for some of pot holder quilts so here are a few. For information on pot holder quilt history, I highly recommend the book Civil War Quilts by Pam AKA Pot Holder Pam) Weeks and Don Beld.

This one, "No Bake Applique" is headed for the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines.

The feet don't come with the quilt, but I am lucky to have a tall husband! I designed all the blocks one at a time. There are seventy six 8" blocks and one 16" in the center. For those of you new to this term, a pot holder quilt is made from individually quilted and bound blocks and then whipped together to for the quilt. As I mentioned Pam's book goes into history detail on ones made during the Civil War. She also wrote a wonderful paper on the Pot Holder method and presented it at the 2011(I think) AQSG seminar. You can order the Uncoverings 2011 edition from AQSG. Here's a close up of this one.


  1. omg this is beautiful now I have to look at every block! its just beautiful and of course your fabric choices are wonderful….
    thank you !

  2. I have the book and would like to try a pot holder quilt at some time. I like all the blocks that you designed for yours.