Monday, October 25, 2010

Interim project

Hello friends! How was your weekend? I got the quilting done on my nephew's quilt, hooray! Now it's just awaiting binding.

I had to order some fabric for that so I'll get right to it when it arrives. Binding is one of my favorite parts of making a quilt...I love hand-stitching it to the back. It's so satisfying.
Lookie what I made today!
I don't know about you, but even though there are a zillion apron tutorials out there, it was hard for me to find just the right one.  This one from jcaroline was perfect. It's a bib apron, with a pocket, and D-rings for the straps. I added ric-rac to the bottom (note to self: lower it a tad for the next apron).
 And I love the fact that...

it's reversible! (the instructions to make it reversible are on the last page of the tutorial). I didn't add a pocket on the other side, to lessen the bulk. But isn't this fabric adorable? It's from the "Stitches" line by Lynette Anderson.

This will be my "crafting apron." I'm sick of sewing, then going out somewhere, only to find a million loose threads stuck to my shirt. Once I went out and only later noticed I had several pieces of painter's tape stuck to my pants. Never again!

Just a reminder, the deadline for entering my giveaway is Wednesday! Don't forget to comment on that post if you'd like to enter!

♥ Jen


  1. Oh-- I just love aprons--don't care if they are old or new--
    and I just love the one you did and the fabric you used is "perfect"!!!!!
    they would make great Christmas gifts too--hint!!
    Hugs, Di

  2. It is adorable! Love the fabric. I have done that too ... gone out in public with strings all over me :)

  3. Very cute Jen!! My mom bought me a new winter coat last year because of the stray thread issue. She hated the fact that they clung to my boiled wool coat so she bought me something else. LOL.

  4. Hi Jen! I love your nephew's quilt, and your adorable apron too!! What a great idea to protect your clothes from threads and fuzz. I know I always leave the house with a bird nest on my shirt. :)


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