Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Just wanted to share a couple of projects that I've finished or are works in progress...

The first was a child's apron for our friend's little girl. She just turned 5 and is really into helping her mom in the kitchen. I have never made an apron before, and didn't have a pattern, but I figured it shouldn't be too hard. I was so glad I had this fabric on hand. It's called "Farmer John's Marketplace" by Fabriquilt. I also used some scrap red and black fabric that I had on hand. I love the bright colors and how real the fruits and veggies look! I thought it would be the perfect fabric for an apron. And, since fruits and veggies make up a rainbow of colors, I thought it would be fun to make the fabric pieces into a rainbow design on the apron.

I also added a little personalized pocket in front and a small loop for a dish towel along the waist.

The back has some other scrap fabric of eggs, and I folded the bottom of the apron to make it a little shorter, but it can be easily let out later as she gets taller. I sewed some velcro on the top neck strap and left long straps for the back tie straps. Our friend loves the apron, even though it is still a little big (oops!), and she even wants me to make her a matching one! :)

I'm not sure why this photo won't rotate to vertical, but I guess you can just tip your head sideways... ;)

Here is my favorite block from the start of Quilt #4. As I had mentioned in earlier posts, this will be a wedding signature quilt for my step-sister and her new husband. I am still waiting on a couple more signatures, but I have sewed most of the blocks. I absolutely love that the person who signed this block also drew a pretty flower and winding "vines". It practically matches the fabric! I can't wait to piece all the blocks together for the quilt top! I am so happy to be working on a new quilt, and I just love this fabric too! I also love that these are really big blocks (13 inches each), so it will make it super easy to put together!

I have also been making some capes for little boys. So far, I've made one for my son and one for my nephew. My niece is having a princess party, but there will also be little boys (princes) there too! Since I helped my sister make some tutus for the girls, I thought the boys might enjoy wearing something special too.

They'll be more like superheroes, I guess, but I think they'll have fun with the capes. :)

I'm thinking of adding aprons and capes to my Etsy shop once I open it back up.



Sara said...

Love the apron. And those flowers on the quilt are so pretty. Looks like you have been busy. :)

Jenn said...

Love all the beautiful colors in the apron!! :D

I see that you are crafty, so I'm wondering if you would be interested in participating in my Mom Blogger Contest for $100 Cash prize during the month of April for

The details are here

Thanks for considering! I think your readers will really enjoy this too since they get a free tutu making lesson!

Beth said...

Thanks so much for taking part in the bean bags for Liberia project over at Craft Hope. Your interest is really appreciated.
Thanks, too, for your fabulous tutorial!
Beth at LOEP

the cupcake fairy said...

I am working on bean bags also for caft hope. I am posting a blog on the project and I was sharing your tutorial. thank you so much