Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finishing up some WIPs

I feel like it has been forever since I finished a quilt (it's been about 3 weeks... that's forever!) but I promised myself I'd finish off some of my non-quilt WIPs before I tackled another quilt.  I managed to get 2 done this week, with 1 more not too far behind.

This first one is (obviously, I hope!) an apron.  My sister attended a catalog party in January, where they were selling purses, aprons, bags and other items.  Her friend was interested in a cute black and white apron, but the pricetag was $30.  I had made an apron for my sister in the past (using Butterick See & Sew pattern B4585).  It took less than 1 hour to make and about 1 1/4 yards of fabric.  She asked if I could make a black, white and pink apron for her friend Amber.  Who am I to say no to a sewing project??

I swear this looks cuter in person! 

My husband pointed out that the "A" looks like the logo for the Atlanta Braves (baseball team).  I'm hoping Amber won't think so!  The waist ties are made the same way as the neck strap, using polka-dot fabric with pink grosgrain ribbon sewn down the middle of each one.

This pocket *is* actually straight.  It's my photography skills that are crooked!  I used a ruffled ribbon along the top of the pocket to add in a bit of color.

My second finish this week was a pillow, which will be a gift for my older daughter's BFF, Ashlee.  Her birthday isn't until early May, so I'm super happy to have this one done in advance!  I got the idea from AmandaJean, and used some leftover blocks from a quilt I'd made Ashlee for her birthday last year.  I just cut the blocks into smaller pieces then sewed them back together again.  Easy peasy!

Here's a photo of the quilt I made Ashlee last year.  I forgot to take photos before the party (ok... the truth is we were late to the party because I was waiting for this to come out of the dryer and I didn't have time to take photos... but let's not get too hung up on the details, OK?).  This photo was (obviously) taken at a bowling alley between cake and the 6th frame. 

That's my redhead (Rachel) on the right and my little one (Jessica) peeking out from underneath.  Ashlee (Rachel's BFF) is on the left.

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~


  1. It's so great to see projects get done! The apron looks great and won't show dirt so easily! The pillow looks like it's ready for dreaming. Her BFF will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wonderful apron, and I love that pillow! Whoop whoop!!


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