Friday, March 23, 2012
After seeing Connie's fun dish rugs (keep these by the sink to set your washed mugs or glasses on instead of a plastic drainboard or plain dish towel), I knew that was what I was going to do with these two blocks. They are my version of the 'granny square blocks' that everyone seems to be making these days (I used more 2 1/2" blocks..so the finished size is 11 1/4" square). Not sure if that is what these are actually called, but they were fun none-the-less. I had fabric from the cute owl pot holders I made previously and decided to use up most of what I had left. Once done, I took two of my dish towels, that I'd only used a couple of times (didn't like them because they had appliques and a trim that made them a pain for drying dishes with) and sewed my blocks to them right sides together; turned them inside out; closed the opening and then stitched around the outside 1/4" and did stitch-in-the-ditch quilting in a double 'X' pattern (see the bottom pic). You can click here to see Connie's tutorial (I did mine a bit differently but got the idea from her). Thanks Connie for sharing this with us!!
Posted by Terry@ a quilting blog at 2:19 PM