Magic, no I worked at it. The blocks were made just sewed them together then quilted them. I had lots of cutoff quilt batting so I made the cuts to make the body and the pocket pieces.
Sandwiched them together and made the cross hatch quilting happen. I used some blocks that were pieced with the sashing in black for the pockets. Quilted then and stitched the pockets in place. Next I cut some large print black background fabric in bias strips. Stitched them together and machine bound the long potholder.
Colorful and all leftover scraps so a basic freebie. Step outside the box and be inventive. Chris