Sunday, November 22, 2015

Patchwork and linen. A dishtowel.

I spent Sunday playing around with scraps.  This piece of linen from an old skirt of mine became a dishtowel.  Really, I need to make things like this more often.  It was a totally spur of the moment  make-it-up-as-you-go kind of thing.  I had so much fun I want to make another one.
The patchwork to the right will be a quilt.  Eventually.  I'm trying to finish some old WIPs first.  Meanwhile all my 3 1/2 inch squares are being auditioned on the wall.  So far it's looking like another low volume color scheme.

I frayed the edges on the dishtowel by pulling out a few threads, then stay stitched all the way around to keep it from fraying any further.  The patchwork was zig zag stitched down on the raw edges.  Lastly, I added a bit of hand stitching with embroidery floss, leaving the knots on the front.  Kind of Anthropologie meets Zakka.

Love. It.


  1. I love it, too. Patchwork + linen = perfect. :)

  2. A lovely idea. It looks beautiful.

  3. I'll third that! I love it! And, yes, very Anthropologie, which I also love, but can only sometimes afford something from the sale room! Maybe when I'm doing a scrap quilt I should use my design wall instead of randomly sewing squares together. I might like it more :-)

  4. This is a great idea! I too enjoy spur of the moment projects, pulling out scraps and bits as I go. Now I'll be looking through my linen box. I sometimes stop at second hand stores for linen clothing.

  5. Ooh, love the stitching so much! I bet is was a real creative rush to finish.:)

  6. This dishtowel is defenitely quiltmania inspried, am I right?
    It looks great!

  7. That is absolutely ADORABLE!!!
    You DO need to make more things like it :-)))


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