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InstructionsI am lucky enough to have Cincy's book using linens to inspire me to use the towels. I use acrylic paints on the chicken. DeLoa is a wonderful quilter who does chicken by quilting first and then coloring. I painted with acrylic paints first, then quilted.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Classic
My Mother's very used kitchen towels. My 102 year old Mother died this summer. I am taking some of her kitchen dishtowels and quilting them. Cindy has a book out using linens which is what gave me the idea. The one with the chicken was thread bare and even had a hole in it. I starched it. Both need to be finished on the edges yet. The binding will come up to the blue edge on the one.
What was your inspiration?
Cindy's class of course
What are you most proud of?
These will be memories of my Mom. I am giving them, after they are finished, as Christmas gifts.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I didn't get as much shadow in there as I could like but I was so pleased to be able to give someone a memory.