Sunday, November 14, 2010

Towel Gift Sets Galore

Guest post written by: Krista Corry

Hello all in the blogging world! I think Barb has asked me to write a post in order for me to try out blogging for myself. She and others and told me to start a blog but I have been a bit apprehensive. So here goes my first post ever.

I have been so fortunate to have Barb teach me quilting. She has posted a few pictures of projects she has helped me with. With her help I have caught the quilting bug. It doesn't hurt that we have so much fun and I end up with something cute too.

Well, earlier this year Barb and I joined a towel swap. In the process of making my towels I purchased a bunch of different kitchen towels trying to find the right one. When my towels went out I ended up with a few (13) extra towels! Now what? Well, Barb suggested that I do some towels and pot holders. Ha! Little does she know with the suggestion comes a lesson. Yep, she had a lesson on how to make pot holders.

So, I have been busy making towel sets. Here is one set I made with Barb's Turtle pattern.
Then I tried two different patterns I cut from my Cricut. You can see I didn't match the green exactly but I still like it.




I have at least 6 more pot holders to make to finish off the other towels I already have completed. Fun, fun! I am almost done! And now I am debating if I should make a matching apron as well. Hmmmm.

This just goes to show what a great teacher can do for you. I am so lucky to have had Barb here to teach me so many great things. Thanks Barb for sharing your talent with me.

Well, hope you like my first post ever!!! Have a great week everyone.

23 comments:

wackywoman said...

Absolutely adorable. Excellent job on potholders, tea towels, and blog writing.

Mystica said...

Thank you for posting and specially for the towels. I like the lizard one the best! very cute.

Vivian said...

Your first post is great. Informative, an easy to understand story, and supplemented with photos for those of us who love the visual aids.
It's obvious that Barb was a great teacher. The designs on your towels are tropical and lovely! Well done.

Jen said...

So cute! What a fabulous idea for hostess gifts. You can make some up in a couple different colorways and always have some on hand! Or give your kitchen a pick-me-up! Thanks for sharing.

BubzRugz said...

Those are lovely finishes.... great to have read about them.... thanks Krista....
Hugz

quiltmom said...

Welcome to blogging- I hope you will decide to take it up- I have been blogging over two years now and enjoyed meeting bloggers and quilters from all over the globe.
The quilting community is full of quilters who are willing to help. I can see you were a keen student who was inspired by a wonderful lady and teacher. It is great when that happens-
I love your towels- Thanks for sharing.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Krista, very cute, love the towels and pot holders.. I agree with Barb.. you should start a blog of your own...

Sunnybec said...

Hi what lovely towels, love the colours. Go on...do a blog... I only started mine a few weeks ago and I love it, I have met so many nice people in blog land. I dont have access to a teacher so I am learning from the internet and my lovely blog friends, it's really worth doing. Linda

Fiesta said...

Krista, they look fabulous. But of course they do, you have a great teacher. You can easily add some Criss cross coasters to those. Barb has the pattern or you can get it from my blog today.

Kaye said...

Good Job Krista, both on thr quilting work and your first blog. I enjoy the blogging all the time and beibg inspired by so many talented people. Hope to see you start one of your own.

Donna said...

I very much enjoyed your first post ever, Krista. The towels and pot holders are so adorable. Happy quilting.

Sandy said...

Good for you! This was an upbeat, delightful post and terrific pictures....we LOVE Barb, and can't wait for her to be back on the continent. Your towels are so islandy, I love them! esp the little guy..?gecko...and the turtles. Sandy

orchidlover said...

Love the kitchen sets. A great idea for quick ( ish) presents.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great post, and I LOVE the red and blue ones!! Looks like you are having a wonderful time, keep it up!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What lovely designs. I think you did a great job on your first post :-)

hetty said...

Great kitchen sets! I love that little gecko! You have written a terrific post. Barb has taught you well. Hope you will continue blogging and quilting. It is so much fun!

Needled Mom said...

You definitely need to start a blog!!! Great job and your work is wonderful too. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Barb, for encouraging her along!!!

andsewon said...

Great first time post! Love your Island Theme towel sets too!!
Keep having fun and enjoying the creative side of sewing!!
Lola

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your towels and potholders are darling. What wonderful gifts they will make.

scraphappy said...

What a fun blog post. Just right; a few words, a few pictures. Your towel and potholder sets are just adorable. Such nice variety. They will make lovely gifts.

Jansie said...

Way to go Krista! Your first post was great! And I LOVE your towel sets. Very inspiring. You are so lucky to have a teacher show you the ropes. That is awesome. Hope you keep posting on your own blog someday soon! :)

SewCalGal said...

Krista,

I think you are a natural quilter and blogger too! Great post. Inspirational. I now want to make some dishtowels and matching hotpads like yours. Love each set! If you are good about wearing aprons, I'd definitely make one to match these cute sets. I do love aprons, but I tend to forget to put one on in the rare times I'm cooking.

I just put a batch of pumpkin bread in the oven and guess I should have worn an apron. Darn!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Fun towels and potholders!!