Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paper Towel Queen Strikes Again

All those glorious paints and dyes that I wipe off my brushes and pallettes color the paper towels and they're just too neat to toss. I hang them on my drying rack, carefully separate them into two sheets, iron them and stack them in the paper towel drawer! Yes, I have a designated used paper towel drawer.

Husband comes in and says, "What are you doing???" "Ironing paper towels!" He rolls his eyes, shakes his head, and retreats. Friends ask if using paper towels is an economic issue and when they come to paint, they are surprised when I grab their paper towels out of the trash and hang them up to dry!

Here's the latest paper towel quilt. It has one of those thick, utility paper towels for batting, a cotton backing, and was quilted with rayon machine embroidery thread. Do I put a binding on it or frame it??? Haven't decided yet. What do you think?


  1. Wonderful! ...and special 'cause I saw it all starting. You've got me fussy about my paper towels!!!

  2. Love the stitching on this. I think it should be bound because framing it might just hide some of that incredible movement & texture.