Happy Monday everyone!! Today is my stop, project # two, on the Patchwork Please! Sew-Along -- a blog-hop sew along organized by Lindsey & Debbie, featuring a new project each Monday by a different blogger, from this amazing book authored by Ayumi Takahashi!
It honestly was so hard to choose what I wanted to make to share here today, this book is full of wonderful projects! In the end I was assigned these adorable kitchen towels. The beautiful RK linens combined with the colorful scrappy applique and sweet details was a standout project in this book for me from my first look through! The reality is, if I'm not sewing, I'm usually in the kitchen, so putting these at the top of my list really was a must!
In the materials list for this project, it's suggested by Ayumi to choose and assortment of threads to match the fabric you choose for your appliques. The day I first began prepping for this project I had laid out all the fabrics I planned to use, along with the copied and printed out letter and applique templates provided, and my threads. At first I thought I would just stick with a linen/white Aurifil thread for all the machine stitching, rather than do all the thread changes. However, once I started sewing I totally changed my mind, deciding to match my thread as closely as I could to the fabric scraps I had chosen. And I'm SO glad I did!! I really think all those colorful threads is a part of what makes this project both so quality and fun looking!
Aren't they great?! They're hanging in my kitchen now on one of my vintage, wooden drying racks. I love them!!
Throughout each week of this sew-along there's a ton of wonderful prizes up for grabs, thanks to so many great sponsors, plus some serious prizes waiting at the very end for those of you who join us!!!
Here's a schedule of all the other participating bloggers! Together we'll be covering all the projects in the book, from June through the first week in October!
June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters
June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels
June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch
June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron
July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat
July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib
July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat
July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt
July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box
August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt
August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket
August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet
August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag
Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case
Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover
Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote
Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion
Along with my version of these Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Towels, in celebration of the sew-along I get to host this bonus Giveaway today!! I'm offering my readers four sample packs of Aurifil thread, a special fabric gift from Form & Fabric, and a sample card of Pellon interfacing and batting!!
Enter to win!
Simply leave a comment here in this post! That's all and I'll pick the SIX lucky winners on Friday!!
For those of you joining in the sew-along don't forget -- there's also a Giveaway this week for linking up your finished project over on Lindsey's blog! Share your project by Sunday June, 16th and you'll have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Form and Fabric, a bundle of fabric and pattern from the amazing Pat Bravo, and (1) package 805R Wonder Under from Pellon!!!
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Thank you to all who entered this special Giveaway!!
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Aurifil Thread Winners!
* Debbie *
* Lisa Mather *
* BizyStitches *
* Stephanie @ Quarter Incher *
Form & Fabric Gift Winner!
* WoolenSails *
Pellon Gift Winner!
* Mama Said Sew *