I wanted to practice some more loops. I decided the lower case "d" in cursive could work.
First I started from the top, but then realized I could not see the row above , so I cut the thread and started from the bottom and worked up. I had to work from the left to the right. Then I did loops over the row of D's to bring the potholder back to the left side for the next row of D's.
I did the edging in free-motion sewing loops. More loop practice.
I discovered if I decide to do these as gifts when I get better I need to make sure the fronts match if I do quilt blocks. The blocks themselves don't match, but since it's just for me, I don't care.