And then she showed me some dish towels she had embroidered when she was a child. Her grandmother taught her to embroidery and as she talked and told me about their time together she started pulling out each towel.
Let me just state here that she "loved" these towels almost to death. One in particular!! haha
Over the years some of the towels have disappeared and these are all that she has left so she asked if I would make a wall hanging out of them so she could keep them forever.
So this is the first piece I've put together. There will be a second piece with different embroidery pieces that she made. Both will be hung in her laundry room so she can enjoy them.
The fabrics I chose to use was 30's prints that I bought from Quilters Delight in Holdrege.
|All towels had to be backed with fusible interfacing.|
They were all so thin from so much use over the years.
|A few had to be pieced because there were a lot|
of wear holes in the cloth.
|The kitten face was a pot holder. I attached it to a|
piece of leftover towel from one of the other pieces.
|Size: 34" x 20"|
This has now been sewn together and I'm starting on the second set of embroidery pieces. I'll show them later. This second piece will be take a bit more time to sew together but the fabrics will be the same.