Friendship Star Potholders

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Last night and this morning, I was madly stitching away at these Friendship Star potholders to give my friend for Christmas. She came over today and I am the lucky recipient of Martha Stewart’s Cookies cookbook in return! Yum, yum! It’s funny that both gifts had a baking theme.
I had been wanting to try the Friendship Star quilt block which is featured over at the Block Party blog right now. I thought it would be perfect for this gift. The off white fabric is Kona Bone. The green is Moda Paisley. I’m not sure about the dark red but I do know that it is a near match for my friend’s dining room walls. I went with two layers of Thermolam because I wanted to make sure that the potholders really worked but they are quite thick and could hardly fit under my presser foot. I’d really rather be safe than sorry in this case though. It’s awful when you are holding a pan and the heat starts seeping through before you are able to put the tray down!
The potholders took longer than I expected but I do like the results and she did too.