Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Zig Zag Roads Quilt, and Aprons...

I finally finished my nephew's quilt! This is my 13th finished quilt of the year! :) You can see more posts about this quilt here and here and here and here. It is a basic zig zag design using only rectangles with the Wheels collection of fabrics by Riley Blake.

I went back to my usual meandering stipple method of quilting all over. I used a tan thread so it blended in a little more.

I was running low on the fabric I needed for the binding, so I ended up having to order more. I used the tone-on-tone blue dot fabric from the collection. I really love the color!

Oh, and I made these super easy oilcloth aprons for my nieces last week. They both started school yesterday, and will be using these for their art class. The oilcloth will make for easy wipe-off cleaning. There are a bunch of great online tutorials for aprons, but I used this tutorial by Martha Stewart, as it seemed very easy (and it was!). I did the pockets a little bit different from the tutorial, but I think they are still a decent size. I used pink and brown "lace" oilcloth. I have some leftover oilcloth, so I'm thinking of making a couple more and putting them up for sale in my Etsy shop. :) What do you think?



julie said...

I LOVE that quilt! I really love simple, geometric designs, and that's absolutely a quilt that I could see myself happily sewing.

I also love those aprons. Some parents are anti-oilcloth, but I say that it rules.

Kelly O. said...

I think oilcloth aprons are a great idea! I think some parents don't like oilcloth for things that would hold food for consumption like snack bags or sandwich bags, but oilcloth aprons are very practical!

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Mama Mel said...

I know some parents are anti-oilcloth, but you could easily substitute with the more family-friendly laminated cotton for the aprons. I was going for less-expensive, as well as easy-to-clean, and I figured my nieces are only going to be wearing these aprons for a small amount of time at school, so oilcloth was the best option for me. :)