I must admit I am in desperate need of some scrap organization! Right now I throw all scraps regardless of size into this bowl I keep on the cutting table.
When it gets to the point that not one more itty-bitty scrap will fit, I empty the bowl into a gallon Ziploc bag. I now have several Ziplock bags full of awesome scraps of various sizes but have yet to make anything. That finally changed this weekend!
While shopping at Target on Friday, I came across some plain white flour sack towels and had a light bulb moment. I remembered a blog post I had seen on Film in the Fridge a long time ago where she used scraps to gussy up a rather boring tea towel. Perfect!
I got home, pre-washed my towel and got to work sorting my scraps ... oh my! I really should have put more thought into organizing these as I went.
After finding several scraps from the very pretty and super fun Valori Wells' Nest collection that were all at least 4" tall, my design was set. I got to work cutting the scraps and sewing them together. I've never made anything patchwork before and this was a lot of fun!
After I got them all sewed together, I pinned it to the tea towel about 3" from the bottom.
The result? An easy way to turn a boring, white towel and with scraps only turn it into a super fabulous tea towel that makes me smile when I use it!
Of course now that I've made me one, Mom is demanding one of her own! I started to make one just like this but I think I'm going to try something a little different out of some of her favorite fabrics, Cloud9 Beyond the Sea. It's going to be a surprise so you'll just have to stay tuned to see!