Vintage-Inspired Apron – #17

Amazingly, this is the first apron I’ve made with a sort of quilt-type design.  I’ve had these vintage petal quilt pieces for a long time, and an apron seemed like a good use for them.  The rounded petal shapes came in two sizes, but by the time you turned in a hem, they would have been pretty small.  Using the fusible web, I only had to trim a tiny bit to clean up the edges.  The raindrop fabric is by Alexander Henry, and I can’t remember why I purchased it.  I normally buy new fabric in small pieces for tops, or very large pieces for quilt backs.  Anyway, I’m glad I did because I think it looks cute with the flower petals.  This is a an original Martha design, and not copied from a photo.

At my daughter’s bridal shower, we’re going to play a Bride Bingo game from the 50’s.  As each person wins, they will select an apron (no stealing from others, as I think this causes hurt feelings).  I plan to make a couple of extra aprons so the last person will still have a choice.  Any aprons that are not selected will be given away on this site — they’ll be rejects, but they’ll also be free!



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