Thursday, April 19, 2012

scorching hot finish

I scorched one of my hexagons as I was ironing the edges for machine applique.  I first showed you my hexagons here.  I had no luck getting the scorch stain out, so I soaked the block in my leftover coffee.

Then I laid the block on a towel to dry, and decided to make a potholder out of my mistake.

Here you can see the difference in the coffee dyed quilt block and an original white block.

I used some Insul Bright for my batting to make the potholder able to withstand the heat.

I used a variegated thread for the machine stitching and black embroidery floss for the out line quilting.

 Although, I will be careful not to scorch another quilt block, I am happy that I was able to turn my mistake into a cute, useful potholder : )  


I am linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

April Finishes


Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Good save! It looks GREAT! Coffee? I never thought of that, but it did the job perfectly! Really great idea, and I love the post title!

CityHouseStudio said...

I love how it looks, and your hand stitching is so pretty!

Kim said...

Left over coffee!?!?!?! Is that possible,LOL! Very great save and tip :o) Super cute potholder!

Elaine M said...

Nice save, cute potholder!

Cherie said...

Wow looks great, soaking it in tea well I never! =D

Nicole said...

What a great idea!

Shauna said...

Great save! It's very cute!

Rachel said...

What a great idea to turn a mistake into something useful!! great job. :)

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Elizabeth said...

What a cute little potholder! What a clever way to not let something so fun go to waste. Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E