|Photo and design by Shannon at Eat Sleep Make|
You can see the Anthropologie design on the left and Shannon's on the right. I actually think that hers is much prettier. I love the rose fabric that she chose for her applique. Motifs cut from a vintage sheet might also be pretty. A blanket stitch (in red here, on both towels above, although you could choose any color that goes with your fabric) adds a fun and distinctive touch.
Have fun with this idea! I hope to!