Sunday, April 29, 2012

Art Gallery Fabrics Apron

About this time last year I won these great Art Gallery fat quarters from the lovely Kristen’s blog, So Happy to Sew.   Thanks, Kristen!    I’ve been waiting for inspiration to make the perfect project that would show off these great fabrics.

From So Happy To Sew,Kristen Art Gallery Apr 2011

Finally!  I believe it was in the March issue of the Quilter’s Connection magazine newsletter that contained a free pattern for a Spring-Time Apron made with three fat quarters.  I apologize for not having a link for you.  I’ve just spent two days trying to find it and could have made another apron in all that time.  So I gave up.  If anyone has it please have pity on me and let me know.

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Just like making any good recipe or pattern I tweaked it and made it my own.  I wanted my apron to use four fat quarters so I added a border along the bottom.

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The front.

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The Back.

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The Top.  I attached the neck ties with buttons.

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oooooooowwww, ahhhhhhhhhhh.   Mitres – my first attempts.  I like ‘em!

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The Pocket.  Fussy cut with a button for fun.

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There!  A lovely new apron for spring.

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Now what am I going to make with these little beauties that I recently won from Linda at Lavender Ridge?    Thanks very much, Linda.

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So many bloggers have great labels.   I don’t know if I’m the last person to see these but they certainly are perfect for my projects!  I’ve got to get me some.

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I hope your all having a great weekend and I wish you all a safe and happy week.

Diane

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dear Commenter Rose,

 

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Thank you very much for visiting my blog and commenting last evening.   I am unable to email you back as there is no email address on your profile and you are a ‘no-reply’ blogger.   Please follow this link so the blogs you leave  comments on and enter giveaways at can contact you.  I’m thrilled to receive comments and new visitors and I’d love to be able to connect with you.

To answer your question as to where to find this pattern -

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It is by Bronwyn Hayes and is from this book.

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One source for purchasing it can be found here.  I hope this helps you find what you are looking for.

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“Cleo”

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On a sad note there’s an empty basket in my sewing room.  It’s now been one week since my dear Cleo has passed.   I was blessed everyday with her companionship for a short thirteen years.  She was the sweetest cat I’ve ever had the pleasure to love.  Thank you for letting me honour her by sharing this with you.

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Diane

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Spring Bouquet

A finish!   A sweet 15” square wall hanging to welcome Spring.   The free stitchery pattern can be found at French Knots along with oodles of others.   Thank you, French Knots.

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    The flowers are stitched in colours to match the border fabric.

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A little free motion quilting to make the flowers ‘pop’ and stitch in the ditch, of course.

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For fun I used a pattern from this book to quilt the border.  

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I was quite happy with how it turned out.   This was my first attempt at quilting over a paper pattern.    Borders are hard for me to know what to do with.  I don’t do FMQ often enough to get any good at it so I liked this alternative. 

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I also just have to share this photo that I found online while doing some family research.   These are my great grandparents and their children.   My maternal grandmother is standing on the  right.    This photo was taken circa 1905.   Gramma was 100 when she died in 1994.    Wish I had inherited the hair!!!

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Thank you for stopping by!  

Diane

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