Posted in fabric, My Quilts

More Dish Towel Fun

Dish towels. Can’t get enough of ’em! They are so fun and easy to quilt up. I have several framed (like The Snow Fox and the Pottery Barn towels). Colorful and fun to do.fox

So this latest dish towel find inspired me with it’s camping theme and wild colors. Oh, and camping is top of mind as I’m continuing to explore camping and learning to backpack (got a new Z-Pack backpack for Christmas!) So this dish towel came home with me. Once home I looked in my stash (yep, pretty large) and wouldn’t you know it I had exactly the fabric I needed. Quilters, that’s why collecting fabrics for many years is a good thing! Don’t let anyone tell you differently! (Yes, my code name is “The Enabler.” And why yes, I DO happen to have a cape!)

Notice the chevron motif printed underneath the camper van, then look at the chevron fabric I used at the top and the bottom…can you imagine a better match? Who knows what quilt shop I purchased that at – could have been in California 30 years ago…could have been up in Washington on a road trip a decade ago…could have been somewhere in Oregon at one of our many wonderful shops. (I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast yesterday, let along where I purchased various pieces of fabric.)

After adding the top and bottom chevron fabric, I pieced some chevrons for the sides in matching colors. Yeah, sometimes I CAN get matchy-matchy (but not too often). I haven’t quilted it yet, but it will be something simple. Then it could be framed in an Ikea frame, or I might put a binding on it. Who knows? Each project I make comes together when it comes together. I never know what I’m going to end up with when I start!

Happy quilting!

Posted in Design, My Patterns

What does the Fox say?

 

For several years I’ve been quilting up dish towels. Yes, you read that correctly! Who knew they could be so fun? I did my first Pottery Barn dish towel back in 2010, and loved it so much I’ve been searching for graphic and colorful dish towels ever since.

So when my “What did the fox say?’ quilt (inspired by my favorite video by Ylvs!) won a ribbon at the 15th Annual Blackberry Jam Quilt Show, I was thrilled!

From dishtowel to art!