September 7, 2011

CTR Towels {My First Embroidery Attempt!}

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I have both a niece and a nephew that turn 8 this year and I was so excited to finally have a chance to make some "Baptism Towels". I had seen this idea a few years ago, but I didn't have an embroidery machine then. Now I do. I looked up all sorts of ideas for the towels, but then fell in love with this CTR appliqué. For those of you not familiar with the LDS term "CTR" it is a primary song and motif that stands for "Choose the Right". I decided to combine the appliqué with an embroidery of their name to personalize the towels.

I blanked out the last name for their privacy, of course.

I used pink and red for my niece:

CTR Baptism Towel Girl

CTR Baptism Towel Girl

CTR Baptism Towel Girl

Then for my nephew, I used greens and browns:

CTR Baptism Towel Boy

CTR Baptism Towel Boy

CTR Baptism Towel Boy

I love how both of these turned out. It was super easy to make, and my niece, jumped for joy when she realized that this was the towel she would use right after getting all wet from being baptized!

Greater still than watching her jump for joy was watching her, all dressed in white, get baptized and become clean and a member of God's Kingdom!

3 comments:

Steph said...

These are awesome!! I love love love it :)

Alio said...

Where did you get the ctr file? Great idea!

Maggie Muggins said...

Here's the link for the clip art: http://www.ldsclipart.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ctrshield2.gif