Monday, April 4, 2011

Fleur de lis Towel


Finally! I have a chance to sit down and write...

Last week was filled with homework, tests, 2 kids with strep, I had bacterial/viral sinusitis and Jeff was in
LA being "Mr. Hollywood".

It was a LONG week.

Jeff finally arrived home last night about 11 pm. He had been in Los Angeles for the 168 Film Festival, where he was an award presenter with Sarah Drew from "Grey's Anatomy".

I have so many things I need to post just to catch up, so I will start with my "Fleur de Lis" applique dishtowel.

I bought this waffle textured dish towel and black pot holder the last time I was at the Dollar tree.

I downloaded the fleur de lis embroidery pattern from DigiStitches, a
website I love to purchase appliques from.

This pattern allows for you to use two different fabrics, so I used two that I had on hand.

I hooped my towel and sewed my outline.

Next, I put down my first fabric and stitched the design. Once the design was tacked down, I trimmed the fabric and stitched the design.

I took the second fabric, laid it in the middle, and sewed the middle section. Once the middle was tacked down, I trimmed the fabric and finally sewed the
last of the trim.

Once the applique was finished, I took the potholder and the towel and folded them in half finding the middle of both. Next, I aligned the middle of the towel and potholder and laid them right sides together and sewed down the middle of the pot holder. Then I was able to attach a button to the front side of the potholder and attach it to my stove.

I love it! It stays on the oven door and will not come off! If the instructions are not clear, please let me know and I will take more photos and add. I have a cousin getting married in June and want to make a few for her.

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  1. What a great project, Tara! Easy & favorite!
    Have a beautiful evening~
    ;-D Kathleen

  2. I really like this! Good Job! I am loving the damask!

  3. so pretty! It would make a great gift too!