Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Gifts- Tree




Again using Pat Sloan's "I Believe" Christmas pattern, I made 3 more towels for gifting. This time I made one for myself.. Instead of just using fabric circles like the pattern called for, I added small yo-yo's. I was going to put a button in the center of each yo-yo but my fingers hurt from all the hand stitching I am doing on my hexagon quilt. Also, I like the look of the yo-yo's without the buttons in these towels.They definetly are easier to wash and press without the buttons.
For my next towel ,I want to try to make a patchwork towel like Nanette has on her blog.

8 comments:

Mam said...

Good work. I agree that making it without the buttons is better. This morning we awoke to snow and freezing rain......ah winter!

Tine said...

I like these better without the buttons too... More practical as well :)
I am so glad to hear you remembered to make one for yourself this time :)

Stephanie said...

Love the tree!

Christina said...

Ok, how do I get on your gift giving list! LOL. There wonderful.

Quilting Cindy said...

Betsy, these are wonderful! You are giving me great ideas for NEXT Christmas.

Karen said...

Such an excellent idea for decorating towels. Wonderful gifts. The applique is so darn cute. I have the I Believe pattern and would like to make a smaller version with my favourite blocks. That would be the candy jar, X-Mas tree, stockings and oh yes! Feed the birds! :)

Eileen said...

SO MANY cute towels! you have realy been Santa's Elf lately. These trees are adorable with the yo-yo's. I love that quilt you have the one laying on too. :-D

jovaliquilts said...

Such cute trees! I think the yo-yos are a great touch, more fun than circles.