Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dishes Anyone?

When I first started quilting about 6 years ago, I bought a lot of novelty fabric….and florals.  I’ve gotten over the urge to buy the novelties, but florals still call my name.

In my travels, I’ve seen these cute tea towels with a strip of novelty fabric on them so gave it a try.  I’m not sure if tea towels is a British expression and you might know them as dish towels, but all my life they’ve been tea towels to me – the ones you dry the dishes with.

Tea Towels 002

I initially cut out each square and satin stitched them onto the towel, but I didn’t like how that looked, so just went with the strip right across the towel.

Tea Towels 003

Sandra, I hope you like the 2 sets of penguin ones because they’re for you!

I also found this with my Christmas fabric

Tea Towels 004

so I’m going to make some of these up and donate them to Animal Aid.  Who wouldn’t want to dry dishes with these cute little faces looking at you.

I’ve made about a dozen towels so far and I’ve used about 2 strips of fabric – that works out to about 6”.  I guess this isn’t exactly a stash buster!


Deb Levy said...

May not be a stashbuster, but they sure are cute!

Sandra said...

Adorable!!! I love them!!!

Bunny said...

Very cute and now you can make placemats to match. LOL You will use up more that way. :)

Joan said...

Oh, those towels are so cute! And I have the same puppy fabric, and some cats too I think. I had no idea what to do with it..until now! Thanks for the inspiration!