What came first, the chicken or the quilted potholder?! Well, for the cover of the January issue of Martha Stewart Living it may have been the chicken...but take a look at the potholder in the story:
The two have quite a bit in common—both are basic and traditional and easy. Yet both slightly intimidate at first. I admit I had reservations when we first spoke about doing another quilting story. I'm not much for projects that confine me to the sewing machine for hours on end, as I just don't have the time. So I tried to figure out quilting projects that would use the same classic technique of the log cabin design, yet be on a smaller scale. And here I am—a newborn quilter. Slightly hooked, as it's fun to add yet one more strip, one more, and there you're already done.
I made these for my mom...so fun to use up fabrics you have left over. Take a look at the January issue for other projects in the story, as there are many more that can be finished in a few hours. (But the potholder came first). Oh, and yes, I've made the chicken recipes, too. Am up to 4...my family has yet to agree which one is the best.