I am excited about this hop and want to thank Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for sponsoring and Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for being our cheerleader.
I have been thinking about ruffles quite a bit these past few weeks. When I heard about this blog hop I decided to join in right away because I had a few projects involving ruffles that I had wanted to get done. Joining blog hops is a great motivator to help get projects going.
I saw a tutorial for these kitchen towels on a Riley Blake video, you can find it here. I gathered fabric from my stash that will go great in my new kitchen. We are having new cabinet doors installed in April and changing some colors so my new towels are ready and waiting.
My next project is something I have been thinking about making for some time. I had the idea but was not sure how I was going to go about it. I used some of my French General fabric and created a very long ruffle and made a "flower" out of it. Then from another piece of French General fabric I made the ruffled "leaves".
This is one of those projects that just comes together as you go along. The circle of fabric below will be the center of my flower.
The white fabric is called sandcastle, I like the feel of it and use it for embroidery and often for pillows. I added strips of natural linen all around and buttons in each corner.
The back is made with the same fabric used for the leaves.
I had fun with all of my projects and have been inspired by all of the other participants in the "Think Ruffles" hop. I have listed all of the other bloggers sharing their Ruffles projects today below.
Have fun and I hope you are inspired to go out and sew some ruffles!