Friday, February 5, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

Today is Sew and Tell Friday at Amy Lou Who's. Click here and go see what everyone else had been up to!

This past Friday after I finished Bryson's snowman pajamas, I finished up something that I had already started. Already started as in I had cut the squares out a couple of weeks ago but had not had time to lay them out and get them sewn.

The tutorial came from here and is called a recycled bath mat. But I didn't need a bath mat. I wanted something pretty and colorful to put under my dish drying rack in the kitchen because I have always just used a dish towel. So I decided this would do the job. I cut 3"squares from some scraps that matched my dishes. My canisters go with my dishes and sit on the counter so I wanted them to go together. It took 72 squares in all....8 across and 9 down. Then I used an old towel to back it with. We received some new towels for Christmas so I had a few that weren't good enough to donate because the edges were all unraveling and looked bad but weren't bad enough to throw away. I didn't embroider it like in the tutorial. Mainly because I thought little feet would be silly in my kitchen and I couldn't come up with anything better so I just sewed across the middle in the ditch and once vertically in the ditch to hold it all together.

I am somewhat pleased with how it looks except for one thing. I should have used my walking foot to sew those in the ditch lines. It did pucker a little on one side, so I just turned it to where I don't have to look at it. But I know it is still there....

Have a look!


Thanks for visiting!

Sara

16 comments:

nima said...

wow...beautiful idea...looks very pretty.

visiting you from sew & tell

Leslie said...

this is so pretty...i would be so scared to use it!!

nat said...

Very cute! Good idea! That would be good for placemats too! I need to start using my machine.

Candy said...

Love it!! You are so crafty! I recognize the orange/green polka dot fabrics. I borrowed those to make the kids Christmas shirts :)

Dotty Jane said...

That brightens things up! Very pretty:)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That's a great idea and really would make the dish rack look much better!

ktquilts said...

very pretty!
Blessings,
KT

Kristen said...

Nice! Great idea to brighten up the kitchen.

Kelli said...

Great idea! I'll bet it really brightens up the kitchen.

KQuiltyBee said...

Doesn't it feel good to just make something bright and cheery and quick? Great finish and great idea!

Nina... said...

Very nice idea! Really brightens up the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

What a great idea and a great way to pretty up your kitchen!

Karen said...

That's a great idea. Love the spot fabrics.

ivoryspring said...

Very nice -- I like that you actually use what you make! :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

What a good idea, and so pretty. You pretty much can't ever go wrong with polka dots!

Rene' said...

Brilliant...and pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

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