Surprise! I got caught up doing more Zakka sewing. Admit it. You knew that would happen. ;o) The second project in the Zakka Along 2.0 sew along using
is a set of pretty tea towels. Certain to bring smiles when it's your turn to dry the dishes. ;o)
I decided to make my set as gifts - so I chose the recipient's favourite colour to make my version using blues.
Oh, and since I didn't have access to a copier to enlarge the applique templates for the letters, I drafted my own set - which happen to be larger than the ones used in the book. Obviously, this affected the placement of the appliques a bit, but it still works. :o)
I love working with linen. Especially as it comes in a wider width than cotton, so I could cut 2 towels with no waste across the width of the linen. Yay!
It was so much fun choosing fabrics for the appliques. I think my favourite is the text print fabric I used for the soup pot on the "Dinner" tea towel. Soup is "healing", right? :o)
Jumping back a project for a moment...my love affair with the first project of the book - the Bell Pepper Coasters didn't feel complete until I added a fourth pepper. ;o)
Just as she suggests, Ayumi's projects make great gifts. Each of my first two projects is destined for giving. Yay! They also make for some satisfying sewing. ;o)
I'll be adding my sew along finishes to the Flickr group
and linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish-it-up-Friday!