Sunday, June 23, 2013

Zakka Along 2.0: Weeks 2 and 3 Dish Towels and Tea Cozy

Thank goodness teachers needed gifts because I was able to kill two birds with one stone - Zakka Along projects AND teacher gifts!

First up, it's the Week 2 project, dish towels. The book gives directions and adorable appliqués for three towels. Owing to time constraints and lack of interest in a lot of appliqué, I only made two towels, and rather than the words Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, I stuck to the rather bossy "Eat" for both towels and also added the salt and pepper shaker appliqués. I hope Ms. Cindy likes them!

Zakka Dish Towels

As you may be able to see, I used a thinner linen for the towels because I'm really trying to sew from my stash and that's all I had. I think they'll wash up and soften quite nicely.

Dish Towel Binding and Hanger

For Ms. Chris, I made the Week 3 project (and linked up in time to be eligible for prizes - yay!) Lettered Tea Cozy:

Zakka Tea Cozy

I didn't use the foundation paper piecing templates from the book (feeling lazy), so I basically free-pieced the letters. That strategy wasn't as successful when it came to the teacup so I just left it out of the final project.

Notice a 30s reproduction theme going on here? I happened to be making a baby quilt for the afore-mentioned Ms. Cindy using 30s reproduction fabrics (to be blogged soon), so they were around my sewing space when I needed scraps for these two projects.

Tea Cozy Inside
I like these little sailor dudes!

See the other Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork, Please! projects in the sew-along's Flickr group!


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