Whew .. finally got a chance to finish up Mom's new tea towel and it turned out pretty dang cute even if I do say so myself! The Beyond the Sea fabric from Cloud9 is so much fun to work with.
I loosely followed Michelle Engel Bencsko's tutorial for her bunting pillow that I found on her blog, Cicada Daydream. For those that don't know, Michelle is the designer behind the fabulous Cloud9 fabric collections which we absolutely LOVE!
I started out cutting a bunch of triangles. I varied the size a bit from the tutorial and went with triangles that were 4 inches across and 5 inches long.
I made bias tape from the Earth solid fabric from the same collection. Then it was just a matter of pinning everything in place and top stitching it all. Too easy!
I love how it turned out although now I wish I had used a matching thread for the bias tape. The white looks OK but I think a turquoise would have looked much better. Also wish I would have noticed that I had two coral pennants lined up. Grrrrrr
So there you go, Mom ... your very own tea towel! So now maybe she'll quit trying to steal mine! ;)
On a side note, did you happen to notice my water bottle with Coral Weed wrap in the first picture. I told you we loved the fabric!