Having discarded the plain white tea towel, it took me another week or so to ponder what to do with the other two. I finally came up with the idea of a patchwork cushion. I thought about including the wooden anchor which start the whole chain of buying but decided it wasn't really practical.
The narrow red and cream fabric was a remnant picked up recently in Marlborough when out with a friend shopping. I had the cushion in mind and knew I needed another fabric to complete it. Thankfully my friend is a sewer and fabric hoarder too, so is quite patient when it comes to trawling through fabric shops. The red and white spotty strip was a piece I had floating around in my ribbon box. I have to admit, I am pretty pleased with the result and even have enough fabric left to make a few more. As for what to do with the wooden anchor, I still have no idea!