Sunday, February 15, 2009
For Ella's first birthday, I made her a set of towels with her name and some flowers on them. For Tommy's (belated) first birthday, I made a set with a rocket ship using the pattern from Don't Look Now. The bath towel has the rocket, a planet and some stars. The blue hand towel has his name and a star. The yellow wash cloth has the blue from the rocket's body appliqued as a stripe. For the wash cloth, I just stitched on the stripe. For the other two towels, I used fusible web, then machine blanket stitched over the shapes using nylon thread on top and white in the bobbin. For the letters, I printed out a font I liked and used the light table to trace them onto the fusible web. All the fabric was from my stash.