I’ve just heard about Amy Butler’s MidMod contest. If you don’t want to click that link to read the whole thing, here’s a snapshot: Make something with her cool Midwest Modern fabric. Send her a picture. 10 People will win an amazing prize.

I want that prize.

So, should it be a quilt? A hostess set of apron, pot holders, coasters, etc.? A supa’-cool purse? A tea cozy? A tablecloth? A stuffed animal? An entire Christmas tree’s worth of ornaments?


I know this is just a ploy to get people to buy her fabric and make stuff with it. But, it is a ploy that is working on me. Here’s some of my favorite fabrics in the Midwest Modern collection:



I really like to quilt stuff. I like how the lines of stitching make a whole new pattern on top of the fabric’s pattern. But, I don’t always have the time or patience to make a big ol’ quilt. So, I’ve been making potholders and coasters like crazy. I get to experiment with quilting styles and I can put all kinds of fabrics together. Here’s a set I recently made. It’s using Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain.  It’s not up in my shop yet, but it will be soon…… 🙂

Now I have just one question: Is it pot holder or potholder? 🙂