A year ago, I made a pair of linen tea towels embellished by some scrappy patchwork and they quickly became my favourites. They are pretty AND practical! It's been in the back of my mind for awhile that I needed to sew another pair and when I found a series of tiny hearts sewn from strips tucked away in my WIP bin, I had an "a-ha!" moment. ;o) Sometimes the best ideas are right in front us!
|Linen works beautifully for tea towels - it is absorbent and it will soften over time.|
I followed my earlier version to make the second pair of tea towels, the only change is an increase in the width of the ruffles.
The patchwork hearts were "quilted" to the linen to make sure they could withstand regular laundering.
|Look close and you will see that the ruffles have wee pink hearts printed on the red fabric! I love a theme.|
Double fold binding covers the raw edges of each tea towel, adding a pop of colour and a sweet finish. Let's face it, it also gives the opportunity to add another fabric from my stash. ;o)
|Hearts are for everyday!|
The pleasure derived in a finish - even a little project like this one, just makes me want to do a little dance of joy!
I'm linking up my latest finish with Amanda Jean and friends over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday!