Penny at Sew Take a Hike posted the first project. In the book, the bell peppers are shown as coasters, but Penny blew up the pattern by 180% to make a potholder, and so did I. It was a fast and fun project.
I chose the green stripe first, and then chose the yellow and red to match the colours in the striped fabric. Penny used a piece of Moda twill tape for her stems, I just used a strap of brown checked fabric.
I liked the red print so well, I had to use the other matching fabrics that went with it to make a second pot holder. I like these fabrics because they look so much like kitchen linens.
I used Insul-Brite batting for the overall potholder, but used a scrap of thin cotton batting for the centre patch.
Here's the back of the potholders. I made sure the back of the centre patch matched the backing fabric so there was no noticeable change, making the backs look a little more...I don't know...consistent?