First Finish of 2014

Tea towel pillow
Tea towel pillow

A few years ago, TFQ gave me a tea towel which I thought was too pretty to cover with kitchen yuck. i really liked the motifs, which echo,in shape, if not color, the Tarts Come to Tea. It hung over the door of the fabric closet for quite awhile. The door of the fabric closet is a hybrid inspiration wall and I-know-what-I-want-to-do-with-this-but-haven’t-gotten-to-it space. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with the tea towel, but one day it came to me that I could fold it over and make a pillow.

I sewed it as described except for a space to stuff it last week. It was a quick trip around the edge with white thread. Yesterday I stuffed it with a combination of shards and tiny scraps and leftover batting. Then, I sewed it together on the machine.Voila! back pillow.

I really like finishing something on New Year’s Day as I like to think it sets the tone for the year. We will see.

Tea towel pillow - back
Tea towel pillow – back

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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