Friday, July 6, 2012

Splish, Splash

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.


  1. I love my beautiful new towel. Thanks so much, Debbie. I don't know how to sign in under my own name, but you know who I am. lol

    1. Yes, Dixie, I know who you are! Love you!