I brought out an old project from my stack of cardboard boxes, and I’m having a lot of fun appliquéing these simple designs on 6″ denim squares I saved from our old jeans. I used a light fusible (one you can hand stitch through) to apply the pieces, then blanket stitched them with three strands of embroidery floss. I have to use my rubber needle puller to get the needle through the denim, but it’s not too bad.
My plan is to finish the squares with a quilt-weight cotton, making each one with finished seams like a little flat pillow. Then I want to blanket stitch around each block so I can use decorative crochet to connect all the blocks together — sort of like granny squares. I know I saw a quilt somewhere that was made this way, and I just hope I can make it work. Anyway, it’s fun looking for new designs in my old coloring and paint books and matching them up with little prints from my vintage fabric scraps.
And now on to the apron giveaway. Congratulations to commenter #9, Julierose, who is the winner of the two April aprons, and a big thank you to everyone who participated.