Scrappy Towels

Awhile ago I mentioned that I was going to do fabric hoops for Greta's room (see here) and I'm happy to report that I have hoops coming out of my ears and fabric piles ready to go.  You notice that I didn't say it's done yet.  I'm going to get to it, I swear.

In the meantime, I've been trying to figure out what to do with the mounds of fabric scraps I acquired.  See, when you purchase or trade for a bag of fabric scraps, you get a lot of stuff you don't want in with the things you do want.  It's so fun to get in the mail but then sorting it out to decide what to keep and what to get rid of is a process.  I sold off a bunch on Etsy, I traded some out with members of the Trade-A-Holics team, and the rest went into a drawer system waiting to be used.

And so over the weekend, I grabbed some time and started cutting:



I have been wanting to make tea towels for a long time, and I've wanted to do this pattern for even longer.  Inspired by projects over at Maureen Cracknell's lovely blog, I was determined to put these two things together.



I've got more in the works (and plenty more fabric to go through), but I am totally loving the fabric combinations on these dresden plates.

Even though I'm late in asking, how was your weekend?  Anyone accomplish a long-time in the works project?
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8 comments

  1. These are adorable!! I'm impressed. Come link up to our party if you have a minute! :) http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wonderful upcyled creations. They must look really beautiful hanging.

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  3. Awesome!! Thanks for the shout out! I have been wanting to make tea towels for forever!! I have everything I need, but they keep getting pushed aside. Yours are perfect, love the dresdens!!

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  4. They turned out great! And I didn't know those things were called dresden plates, so I learned something today, too.

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  5. Beautiful! Turquoise and red is one of my favorite color combinations.

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  6. Beautiful! Good luck getting those fabric hoops made too:)

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  7. Oh my gosh! Those are so pretty!!!

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