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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sewing Some Cheer and NTT

Happy NTT, friends!  'Tis the season for making Christmas things, and I've been having a ball using my scraps to create these fun appliqué tea towels.  These are flour sack towels, and they are just plain white, and pretty inexpensive; a perfect canvas for my favorite pretty bits.

I am in love with the way these turned out.  You can't see it very well, but the background is actually fabric printed with the sheet music for "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."  I've had this fabric for ages, and it adds so much dimension.  I'm also pleased with the fact that I drew most of my own templates for this project (all except the dove and star).  This is a selfish sewing project, and they are going to look so happy and festive in my kitchen when I decorate for Christmas.  That's set to start this weekend.  Woohoo!

Last week's party rocked!  Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts linked up this fun quilt-

Mommy's Projects linked up this soft and pretty Wildwood quilt-

and this lovely quilt is my Anneli at Chromatobalomata-

 Have you been doing any holiday sewing- either for yourself or gifts?  Even if your sewing isn't holiday related, I'll bet it's awesome!  Time to show me what you've got!

1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Your towels are so cute! I've linked a Christmas project too :)

  2. Love your towels! hm-m-m thanks for the reminder, Xmas isn't too far away now!

  3. Your tea towels are adorable. I love them!

  4. Kelly, I adore the Joy towel in particular ...all are so special tho:)
    You rock at "selfish sewing"

  5. Eep! Your towels are sweet! Hooray for finding the perfect use for a fabric that's been aging so long in your stash. : )

  6. Hi Kelly! I love your new tea towels! What a great idea! I just made pillow with Christmas tea towel and really like it. I have also few other project with tea towels. Now I wish I had some white on hand to make similar like yours! x Teje

  7. Hi Kelly, Love those tea towels. I am new to this linky party. It looks like fun.

  8. Oh my goodness Kelly, you're decorating for christmas already?! I haven't even thought about it yet, eek! Love your towels, your text looks great - especially 'peace'. Thanks for sharing the other quilts, the circle one is inspiriting :)

  9. I love your towels! So glad you are keeping them for yourself! The fact you used your stash is always awesome!

  10. Those towels are a sweet gift to yourself, but I can see them wrapped up as give-it-away gift. Love the sheet music background! I am not ready to begin decorating for Christmas! But it's coming so fast. I sometimes wish we had a "pause life" button so we could catch up. And I'm not really behind--just not ready!

    Thanks so much for highlighting my Quilty 365 quilt. That was a surprise and a little gift in itself!

  11. Very pretty Christmas towels!


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