Jun 29, 2010

Dishtowel Quilt

dishtowel quilt

I cut into those precious dishtowels and now have them pieced into a quilt.  I used 30’s repro fabrics plus a few others that go well with the whole theme.  I love these colors together with the dishtowels and I’ve had lots of fun playing with them.

The pinwheels are the colors of our wedding, blue and yellow (although ours were much softer).  We chose those because Mr. Sunshine’s favorite color is blue and mine is yellow.  A good match (in more ways than one).☺

Now for borders.  I have a few ideas…

daisy name

46 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Annette, you picked the perfect fabrics to go with those wonderful dish towels! I just know your friend would be thrilled to see them again like this!

MGM

Sandra Henderson said...

These fabrics frame the dish towels perfectly. I that you notice the beautiful hand work even more and can really show them off in a wonderful way now! Your friend is going to be so happy and honored that you did this! You will be able to enjoy them so much more now! This is a treasure!!! Great job! and you are fast! XO

ann hermes said...

You are so creative! I love the way you set the dishtowels in the quilt.

Evelyn said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I have a coverlet that my grandma made for me when I was born, which has blocks that were drawn with fabric paints by all my aunts and cousins. She made one for each of her 36 (I think?) grandchildren (she had 11 kids!). It's sitting in my closet waiting for the perfect way to restore it. I think this may be it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Robin C said...

you took those dishcloths and made a wonderful happy quilt. I know you will enjoy using it much more than using the pretty dishcloths and watching them be ruined over time. Great idea.

robin in virgiia

allsewnup said...

A very clever idea! It's spectacular and a wonderful quilt to hand down to the next generation.

Carolyn

Stephanie said...

I knew if you cut them whatever you made would be pretty. Perfect pairing of vintage towels and reproduction fabrics.

Linda said...

I love it...the colors are perfect! You are such a talent!

Tarnyia said...

What a fantastic idea and it does look so good...

Robyn said...

Annette,
I'm so glad you decided to go ahead with this... it's really stunning and fresh and pretty and wonderful!!
I love it!

I have some of the pretty yellow and blue daisy fabric too. Still like it too :)

Jackie said...

This one tugs on my heart strings! Very beautiful. 30s fabrics just are the best. What you did by combining the dishtowels and the 30s fabrics is just wonderful. I can not wait to see the whole thing.

Blossy said...

I love the look of your quilt. The colours blend together so well. Its very pretty.

Pokey said...

Wow, you are fast and amazing! I would still be dreaming about it!!! I really like your colors, fabrics, and the "sampler" style assembly. Looks absolutely fantastic-really!

Sherri said...

Love this...this is exactly what I want to do with some dishcloths my mother-in-law gave me a couple of years ago!

Suzie said...

The fabrics are just perfect! It all looks so lovely! I'm sure you'll come out with a great idea for the border.

Arlette said...

You chose the perfect fabrics to compliment the dish towels. Your quilt is precious and to die for.
Beautiful job!
Aloha!

Busy As Can Be said...

Great idea! I love the fabric and the colors you picked.

Kaaren said...

No way, Annette! I can't believe it! It's too awesome for words. What a wonderful transformation and truly an heirloom with a story behind it.

Anonymous said...

What a darling quilt!

Darlis

Angela said...

The fabrics you choise are just perfect! Fantastic job! Such a happy quilt!

bernie said...

Absolutely love what you did with the wonderful embroidery and fabric. Bernie

Val said...

Annette you are amazing the fabric and colours are perfect what a lovely quilt it makes

colourdujour said...

this is so sweet! what a great way to preserve the lovely dishtowels. I'm going to keep this idea tucked away.

Bev C said...

Hello Annette, Just love the quilt with the dish towels. Now you will have to catch up with your friend Karen and show her what you have done. Just beautiful.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic Annette! I love all the 1930's fabric you have used. It has become a really special quilt - much better than being stuck away in a cupboard.

Tricia said...

That is the cutest quilt I have ever seen! I love the colors you used - they are perfect with those darling dish towels.

Jeanne said...

Love how you are using those towels and the repro fabrics! It's going to be a spectacular quilt.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The 30's fabrics compliment the dishcloths perfectly! It's going to be very pretty!

Hanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am so happy you went for it :-)

Kim said...

The perfect blending of two talents, your friend's stitchery and your quilt making. Very fun and pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Annette! It's darling! I love the color combo you've come up with -- great work!!!

Corey said...

BRILLIANT IDEA!

custom seamstress said...

What a cute idea for those dishtowels. I like the fabrics you used with it.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The 30's fabrics really are perfect for it. It's such a sweet quilt.

Lori said...

You did good! it really looks fantastic and will be the perfect way to enjoy them.

Thearica said...

BRAVO!!

Deborah said...

My mother had dishtowels like this. I remember we couldn't use them! I wonder where they ended up. You did a beautiful job and I'm sure the original patterns were from the 30's or 40's so the fabric choice is perfect.

Rose Marie said...

This is adorable and I just love the idea of using the tea towels in your quilt! Wonderful!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

So so super cute. What a great project.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love the fabric with the towels...such great colors. This will certainly be a treasure and now everyone can see the towels too.

Janet said...

What a fantastic use for those tea towels and your fabrics go perfectly.

Barb said...

That was clever...and it looks sooo wonderful...

Thelma said...

I have nothing original to add in the way of a comment, but I did want you to know that I think this quilt is adorable, you did a wonderful job!

MARCIE said...

Your creativity knows no bounds! That is perfect in every way!

Tiffaney said...

This quilt is just adorable!

Ijeomayetz said...

you took those dishcloths and made a wonderful happy quilt. I know you will enjoy using it much more than using the pretty dishcloths and watching them be ruined over time. Great idea. robin in virgiia

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