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A Lovely Apron That Girls Can Make

Barbara (Oodles) recently introduced me to her neighbor, Patty, who has just started a blog (Petalier).  Patty and I have a lot of the same interests, including quilting, sewing, and vintage fabrics.  Today on her blog, she shared a simple apron pattern as a fun project to teach a young girl how to sew.  I…

Vintage Tablecloth Aprons

Here are two more items for the future Etsy shop.  It’s pretty fun to come up with different aprons made with the same vintage fabric piece, in this case a small linen tablecloth that had a few holes in the border. My favorite part of the process is designing the apron, and this can take…

Vintage Violet Chintz Aprons

I’m pretty excited about this post, because these are the first two items for my new Etsy shop (opening as soon as I manage to create at least one page of inventory). These aprons are constructed with vintage 36″ wide fabric from the 40s and 50s.  I am pretty proud of myself for figuring out…

A Little Goth Christmas Apron

Since I finished the Water Drop quilt top one day ahead of schedule, I managed to sneak in one more gift which I thought of in the middle of the night.  This goth-ish Christmas apron is a little extra gift for my son’s girlfriend.  The apron is made from a black sheet, and the 8…

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Apron and Table Topper

This is supposed to be my next-to-last made gift, although you never can tell with me.  My plan is to spend the rest of this week working on the Water Drop quilt top. Then I’ll have Christmas week to bake and wrap. This is the end of the fabric I used last Christmas to make…

Vintage-Inspired Apron #25

A little apron for fall, although I must confess that autumn in Seattle is pretty soggy.  This adorable vintage Waverly fabric is from the Etsy shop of my friend, Barbara, at Oodles and Oodles, and the selvage is marked “A Waverly Bonded Fabric – Glosheen.”   I just love these vintage Waverly 36″ wide decorator…

Vintage-Inspired Apron #24

This is an apron for my friend, Krysta, a fabulous teacher who used to work at my (former) school.  Krysta is getting married soon and she is also incorporating vintage elements into her wedding. When she told me how much she loved the aprons I made for our shower guests, I wanted to make one…

Feedsack Apron – Bartlesville, OK

One of the nice things that came out of our nostalgia trip to Bartlesville was a visit to our old elementary school and our church.  The former church community center across the street now has a sign that reads “Martha’s Task — Sew Original.”  The front of the building is a store where lots of…

Emily’s Bridal Shower

The shower is over — I can hardly believe it.  Emily received wonderful gifts, and  the guests seemed to enjoy themselves.  They really liked their aprons, and they had a lot of fun creating these truly original hats.   Tomorrow I am going to take a break and finally catch up on my blog reading.  Then…

Vintage-Inspired Apron – #23

Today I made one more apron — not for the shower, but for Judy, who is the PE teacher at my school.  She wanted an apron for her mother, Rose, who just happens to love pink and yellow roses.  Every year I’ve worked at that school, Judy has given me her delicious homemade raspberry jam…

Vintage-Inspired Apron – #22

This is the last apron I’m planning on making for the shower, that is unless Emily decides to invite more friends.  I have been hoarding this vintage fabric for a long time, and always thought it would be perfect for an apron.  It’s a never-washed Everglaze chintz with the most adorable tulip border; it just…

Vintage Inspired Apron – #21

Finally, an apron that genuinely deserves to be shown on an alleged quilt blog.  The spiderweb blocks were made with vintage fabric; the solid green and the sash/border are modern reproductions.  Of course, I had to add a piece of sheeting as backing on this apron to prevent the raw edges from raveling.   Top stitching…

Vintage Inspired Aprons – #19 and #20

Today was a two-apron day!  This is partly because the designs are not as elaborate (no pockets), and partly because I’m getting faster at making them.  Now I officially have enough aprons for all of the guests, so I only have two more to make so the last person will be able to select from…

Vintage-Inspired Apron – #18

Thank you, everyone, for the sweet birthday wishes.  My daughter and I spent the day together getting our hair done and working on wedding stuff.  Then there was the fabulous party and a wonderful dinner — fried rock cod, tortellini with roasted vegetables, salad, and that amazing cake.  I was feeling pretty happy in that…

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…