The sewing machine has been staying set up lately, waiting for me to pay some attention to it. The mood seems to strike at about 10:00 p.m.
I've been meaning to make some kitchen towels for awhile now. I found a cute idea for some on Pinterest. I prefer a fairly thick terry for drying dishes and spills, so I found towels I like for the job, and then I set about making them pretty.
I had some 2.5" strips of fabric left from a jelly roll that I had been using on another project. The jelly roll strips have pinked edges, but I had to hunt down my own pinking shears to cut the strips in half lengthwise, giving me 1 1/4" strips to sew on. The pinked edges are meant to fray a little with each washing. I just started sewing, and then folded in a gather every little bit. Pretty darn easy. I will be making more like this, as well as others using a different border type.
These are the accent colors I'm leaning toward at the moment, and I think they look cheerful in the kitchen.