When I spotted the Farmdale fabrics from Alexander Henry at a local quilt shop it spoke autumn to me.
I just had to bring a few pieces home with me. I’ve yet to make my oven mitt, from the chicken and eggs fabric… hopefully it will happen this week.
Here’s how I created my “Rise and Shine” Dishtowel:
You can start with a pre-made dishtowel or you can make your own:
I used a home-weight cotton fabric from Denyse Schmidt. I love this yellow fabric… I want to track down more of it to cover my ironing board, since my current cover in falling to pieces.
But this small piece is my new dishtowel, I cut my fabric 18″ x 26″.
In each corner of the fabric, mark a 2″ square, using a disappearing fabric marking pen.
I pinned my trim into place, carefully tucking and pinning either end under the hem on the back. Stitch into place. Depending on your trim, you may want to match the tread… especially if you are using rick rack.
Don’t you just love this trim? It’s the color of driftwood… quite lovely.Next I traced my rooster onto Heat ‘n Bond. You can also use Wonder Under. If you like the rooster I used, here is my simple pencil drawn template. Remember that whichever direction you trace your template it will be reversed on your towel.Press the template to the BACK side of your fabric. Just a friendly reminder, since more than once I’ve pressed Heat ‘n Bond to the front of something. Ick, my fabric looks pink from the back. Good thing it’s not.
So I added a second orange circle with the fabric I had left over, also using Heat ‘n Bond. I centered the medallions 2- 1/4″ up from the trim. Press into place. Using matching thread, I machine blanket stitched around the rooster and medallions.
Bingo. That was just what it needed.