Monday, October 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday

It took me quite a while, but I finished Judy Laquidara's Sing a Happy Song quilt. She offered this free pattern during a Quiltathon weekend in September. I got off to a great start on this flimsy, but had a slow finish.
I really love the colors Judy used in her quilt, but I am trying to use up the older pieces in my stash, and the blue piece has aged long enough. Next up I have five pair of pants for various family members that need hemming, then I am going to look through my stash for more well-aged fabric to start another project. Visit Judy at Patchwork Times to see more design wall inspiration.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Finish!

Okay, the truth be told, I finished these awhile ago, in August actually! DD#1 is living off campus at college this year in an apartment, and in anticipation of cooking, wanted an apron. I love aprons, and love to make them, so this was just an excuse to sew another one. She picked the pattern, it is one that I have used several times, and my favorite apron to wear is made from this pattern, it is the 1940's Apron Pattern by Calico Cat. The pattern includes an adult apron and a child's apron. I bought this pattern years ago when DD#3 and I were out shopping at a quilt store. She instantly fell in love with the child's apron displayed in the store, and we left the store that day with the pattern and fabric to make her an apron. She wore that apron for quite a while, she has always been a great help in the kitchen! She has long since outgrown that apron (she just turned 16 last month!), but this pattern is a keeper. I went ahead and made two aprons this time, the one for K. is a lovely print of citrus slices, Jelly Flowers by Gail Kessler (Andover Fabrics). The Christmas one is from The Joys of Christmas by Michal Sparks (Robert Kaufman). We will be spending time at the beach with our extended family at Christmas, and I think this fabric with holiday flip-flops will be so fun to wear at that gathering! K. loves her version of this apron, and my DS makes a good model too!