Thursday, December 06, 2012

Needles and Threads

Another fat quarter tea towel. I am sewing these completely by hand because I simply adore hand sewing. I do adore hand sewing, actually, but I can't believe it, myself. I remember when it seemed like an onerous task. These days I like to keep a fat quarter close at hand, so that in any down time, I can just stitch and stitch and stitch.

I love this tea towel. I blanket stitched the selvage, then added the rows of crochet, but the fabric edge kept turning on itself. So! Sew, then I decided to carefully turn the entire tiny edge and sew it in place... teeny little stitches hold it down. As small as the seam is, I think it makes a nice, noticeable difference.

Another thing... I had to take a picture, because I love the print. It's a lovely cranberry shade, and the feathered leaves and button hole dots are charming, and quaint. Now it's on its way to a new home, a small gift for a great person.


Miriam said...

This is just lovely, and I think I would like to try making one, too! I don't have much experience with quilting fabrics, but are they absorbent enough for a tea towel? SHould I be looking for something in particular?

Jenny said...

It's beautiful - all those tiny stitches. And that FABRIC! Such a sweet pattern. Happy handsewing.

judy in ky said...

I love handsewing too. Lucky recipient!