I don't know about you but if I'm going to wear an apron, I want it to be half size so that I can take it on and off easily without having to go over my head. I also want it to be somewhat absorbent so that I can wipe my hands on it. Lastly, my husband always teases me that I carry things around and set them down random places - so having some pockets would be a huge plus. I saw a couple of cute patterns for half length aprons online but then I had a great idea...why not make the apron from a kitchen towel? So I bought a pack of kitchen towels on Amazon and started figuring it out.
I just realized that I never posted about one of the last baby clothes quilts I did. I finished it a couple months ago so you guys must think I quit sewing entirely, LOL. I assure you I'm still sewing - just at a bit of a slower rate than before. Anyways, below are some pics from Karen's baby clothes quilt (I can't seem to find the finished pics but I just changed laptops so I'll look on the other computer and update the pics below if/when I find them)
After I got all the blocks sewn, I played around with a couple of different layouts until I found one I liked. I decided to have the columns of planes alternating directions and the different colored backgrounds going in a diagonal pattern. I also tried to make it so there weren't two planes with the same fabric near each other. Fortunately for me, Tabitha was perfectly happy with this layout so I was able to go ahead and piece together the top.
A few months ago, a friend asked me to make a custom quilt for her daughter (she was still pregnant at the time). Her husband is a test pilot for Velocity and they own their own aircraft so when they saw the quilt below (click the pic to see the original) they knew they needed an airplane quilt for their daughter Ashtyn.
It's hard to believe it's been so long since I had sewing pictures and such to share. My sewing really slowed down in April & May but I did get one other quilt done - a baby clothes quilt for Bobbi Jo.
I know it's been TWO WHOLE WEEKS since my last post and I promise I'll share more of what I've been up to but before that, I want to show you Adrianne's quilt. Adrianne has been so patient while I worked on her quilt and it really came out adorable.
I was doing so good blogging for a couple weeks and now here I am, almost two weeks behind again. Yikes! Maybe it's the time of year? Anyways, last time we talked about Adrianne's quilt, I had just finished cutting and interfacing all the shirts. Since then, I'd say I've made a bit more progress.
In between all my cooking and bootcamp craziness, I'm still sewing away. The next quilt on the list is another baby clothes quilt for an Etsy customer Adrianne. She sent me all her baby clothes and I got started laying everything out.
I LOVE it! The quilt is so beautiful! Thank you so much for this wonderful keepsake and making the time to have it done for our son's first birthday party! The quilt coordinates our favorite baby clothes beautifully- the guests all loved it, too! I can't think of a better gift and am excited to pass it down to him in the future. You were a pleasure to work with and the final product is amazing!! Thank you again and I will definitely reach out to you again for future quilts!
Once all the shirts were cut and interfaced, I sewed the hat down on the top right, finished the applique work on a couple of difficult clothing items and added a name block.