Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ice cream to keep your hand cool!

Potholder for a friend's birthday ;)
Thank you so much for your fabric shelf block love!! Each and every one of 
your comment made my heart sing! Apparently I am not alone loving seeing 
fabrics on the shelf! Today I want to show you this potholder I whipped up for my friend's
birthday. The ice cream dish pattern is one of the Dishy Treats (August pattern for the 
Super Penguin QAL available here). My friend liked the patterns when I showed them, 
so I thought she may not mind receiving a potholder with one of the patterns 
showcased on ;) This potholder came out together very quickly! 

I basically paper-pieced the ice cream block first (no changes to the size was made),
 and quilted it with warm and natural cotton batting and quilting weight cotton backing.
Then I wrapped the bottom edge with a single fold bias tape (1/4" width finished). 
For the backside of the potholder, I quilted insulated batting with cotton fabric on
 both sides which was trimmed to measure 6 1/8" x 7 3/4". After basting the quilted
 ice cream block on top of it, I bound all four edges around with the same bias tape. 
Done! I'd love it if you made yours!


It is large enough for Joe's big hand too!

I made it in the hope that the iciness of the ice cream will keep her hand cool and 
nice and will prevent any burn from happening ;) I very much recommend making
 this potholder if you have a friend or two who would like a potholder gift!
 It makes such a quick yet unique handmade gift!


On the back side, I used my hand-carved alphabet stamps to add her name.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!!

P.S. Thank you to all of you who joined the SP QAL group and 
 have shared your lovely projects there!!! I always take a look there 
when I just want to smile!


  1. Your patterns are sooo cute! Love them,

  2. That's so beautiful and great pattern! x Teje

  3. Your friend is going to love her potholder!! It is so cute and the ice cream is sure to stop any burns from happening :) I love that it is square and not mitten shaped!! I should work on my SP QAL blocks today. I'm falling behind....eeeeps!!!

  4. Hi Ayumi,
    SO GORGEOUS !!!! Wonderful like always. This is really amazing. I love the "chocolate news" flavour :).
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs from Portugal

    Ana Love Craft

  5. so, so adorable! Love the idea of using the block for this fun pot holder.

  6. Beautiful !!

    Great gift ideas, maybe you could do a tutorial ???

    A have a lovely weekend

    Love Claire x

  7. Such a lovely gift, such sweet stamps too!

  8. Haha, when we moved here and didn't have any potholders, I just quickly grabbed a set from the ¥100 store. Yeah, already falling apart and not very protective from the heat! I keep saying I should get some of the insulated batting stuff and make some more, but never so! I promise next time I'm at Yuzawaya I will try and find it!

  9. Beautiful and way too cool to use on grubby pots!!

  10. Such a fun idea! I'm amazed at how you come up with the designs =D

  11. ADORE!!! <3 ! I will have to make this to some summer placemats.. Love!

  12. You make great presents because they are so thoughtful and personal.

  13. That is one cool potholder! Lovely.

  14. Beautiful gift! Love your designs, and the potholder (mitten) is very clever.
    ; )

  15. Olá Ayumi!
    UM dia ainda vou ser grande que nem você!
    Lindo trabalho, parabéns amiga!

  16. me encanta como siempre,bonito trabajo

  17. Really good idea! with cute pattern.
    I really liked it!!!

  18. So cute! This really is a great gift idea. I might have to wip one up. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  19. Oh My Goodness! That is one sweet potholder! I love it :o) Hugs, L

  20. i had some mint chocolate cookie ice cream tonight. it was delicious and definitely not on the diet, but worth the cheat nonetheless! i love this pattern my friend, it is adorable!

  21. So so cute ayumi. Much cuter tan any potholder I've ever seen!

  22. That's such a cute potholder, I love it :) as a student I used to not cook a lot cause I didn't have the good tools, but then my mom bought me a pair of potholders with some very nice designs, I still have 1 (my dog chewed the other one....)

    I love making handmade things too :) I find it's the best way to express ourselves

    Rejuvenate Vita
    “Unique-Styled Gifts at Affordable Prices”

  23. It's very very cute and wish we'd had a summer here that I could have enjoyed ice cream but it has just been cold and raining. But I do love the potholder and shall be making one. Thank you so much for the pattern.

  24. Seriously??!! Super Buzzy just posted part 3 of your paper pieceing quilt along and it is ADORABLE!!! ;p

    How does one person stay so creative? Love it! ;p

  25. Great thing I am a blog addict and I get to learn new DIYs. Thanks for this cool idea.

  26. This is really cute! I am going to make pot holders for my step mom for christmas and I think I'll have to make this one too. My dad can't sleep without a bowl of ice cream before bed! :)

  27. wow. it's really a good contribution to us guys not good at icecream, you know i did some cakes before but the taste it's not good, then i quit, so if you have interesting, you can load to mens jackets

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