Sunday, July 4, 2010
If you're anything like me, you have a hard time finding a bath mat that you actually like. Sure, there are plenty of them out there, but I always end of choosing one out of necessity. Adding to my frustration is the fact that our bathroom is what you might call tiny. In other words, something that should be so simple is very frustrating.
The only thing to do was to make my own. Since I was making my new mat, it was pretty obvious that it would be patchwork.
Because my new bath mat was a bit of an experiment, I dug into my box o'scraps and pulled out some of my old favourites (see: Heather Ross mermaids).
I also decided that for the back of the mat I'd use an old towel no longer suitable for company (Gordon likes to chew them) but was in otherwise good shape. I stitched together my fabric pieces without a plan; in the end, there are parts of my little patchwork mat where that shows. When cutting out my back piece, I wanted to keep the decorative woven strip, which, unfortunately, left one side of my mat a tad wavy.
Mostly, though, I'm pretty in love with it; what a brilliant start to the day, with patchwork under my toes.