Friday, July 6, 2012
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope this towel will make Linda smile as she dries off after her showers on these hot summer days. I used the Marleigh font from Embroitique. If I downloaded the directions, I couldn't find them, so I had to kind of feel my way around as I stitched it out.
It is a raggy font, so I used two layers of fabric for the applique, a soft pink flannel underneath and the darker pink polka dot on top. On the first run through of stitching, it did a straight stitch. I laid down my fabrics, and on the second run through, it did a very tight straight stitch. I then cut it out along the straight stitch, leaving about an eighth of an inch around the sraight stitchiing. The last stitch out was a pretty stitch, not a zig zag, but almost a small feather stitch. Then I I took my springloaded snips that I used for rag quilting and clipped the letter around, being careful not to go through the straight stitching. Finally I ran the side of my scissors along the edge to rag it.