Monday, November 28, 2016

WINTER WONDERLAND - Island Batik Ambassadors


                                                Better late than never right???

Did I tell you that the Island Batik fabric hardly fray?

Totally wonderful to applique with...raw edge or needle turn....

So I decided to make this bunting.

I love to sit and look at the fabulous fabrics.

I chose the lazy way out when I made these.

                                                 Folded my fabric to the length I needed

                                        Got my trusty triangle ruler and marked around it

                                                         see the markings

                          Then I pinned it in a few places, then used my pinking shears and cut around it.

Looks like this when unfolded but you are going to leave it folded.
I sewed a seam with my sewing foot next to the edge of the pinking part and then a seam 5/8 from the top for the ribbon to go through.

Then I blanketstitched the lettering onto the fabrics.

                                        Did I tell you that Island Batik fabric hardly fray?
                                                                 Of course I did!!!

    I love making hand towels and I love it even more when I go in my friends home and find it hanging on the stove handle.

To show you how much I love making them.....(that is an understatement)

I have a collection here:

You can tell I have been didgging....

A collection hanging here:

Some more here!!!

Great for a fast gift.

But I wanted to make some more Christmas ones

                       I just love this reindeer....if you have been to my blog you have seen him before.
                                                  One day I will make myself one.

I truly loved using my Island Batik fabrics for each of these projects.

I also love using my Accuquilt Go cutter

There will be more later....looking for my Santa one but can't find him.....

It is raining here in Texas......time to take a book and hide somewhere.


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Those are really neat Barb and you certainly has a huge collection of them!!

Needled Mom said...

Those towels look so cute, Barb. I also like the festive and pretty.

Ariane said...

Love the idea of a banner. I also really love those tea towels! Perfect gift for Christmas!

Snoodles said...

Love, love your cute! Can you reveal where you get those great towels to work with? Any particular brand, or just what you can find?

Anonymous said...

Everything is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltShopGal said...

Pretty fabrics and dish towels. Great gift idea anytime of the year, but truly perfect for the holidays.


Wacky Woman said...

Cute, cute, cute. I try to avoid applique. Mostly because I'm not very good at it. But, I sure like to see it on quilts.

Barb said...

Sam's club, Khols, our Brookshires had the bright colored ones, dollar store but mostly Khols.

beaquilter said...

these towels are such a cute idea!!

Annie said...

I love your Christmas bunting. Yikes girl! That's quite the collection of hand towels! But that's how it goes when you love and have fun making something. And Batiks are so great to sew with.

Gene Black said...

I need to remember that the Island Batiks are great for applique. I tend to avoid it because of the fraying.

KaHolly said...

All so very nice! I don't applique often, but when I do, I enjoy the process.

KaHolly said...

I'm crushing on all your towels! I thought I'd commented on this post. Glad I checked back! I enjoy applique, but don't do it often. XO

Linda said...

They are all beautiful!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love the bunting, and the towels are cute, too!