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Aprons, Aprons, and More Aprons

It has been quite some time since I updated my blog. I am going to blame it on preparing for recent craft shows.

The post I have for today is a custom order request that I had from a dear friend of mine that I worked for when I was in Michigan during my high school and college years. She now owns a bakery and Texas, where she makes beautiful and edible creations. You can find her website here at IdziBitsy Bakery.

Michelle wanted 10 aprons for the bakery in 50’s theme. I tried my best to find fabrics that I  thought embodied that criteria.

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As you can tell by the picture, this was a Simplicity pattern that I used. Joann’s had Simplicity patterns for only $1 when I picked this one out, which saved a considerable amount (the pattern was over $15 regular price)! Cutting out all of the aprons was definitely what took the longest, although once I got smart and started cutting out all of the pieces with my quilting cutting tools instead of pinning down those flimsy pattern pieces, it went much faster.

I even used what I learned making these aprons to design and make my vendor’s apron for my craft shows. I will have to post that at another time though.

Thanks for reading!

Star Baby Quilt

The last quilt I have to post of the four that I made recently is actually the one I finished first. This one was made as a request from my Grandmother for their former pastor and his wife who were having a new baby. I guess it was technically my first quilt “order”! I really enjoyed making it!

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I got this quilt idea from a pin by V and Co on Pinterest. I made it half of the size that is shown on the website. I made this out of 6″ squares of 6 different fabrics. The star pieces were also 6″squares with two squares being cut in half twice.

I’m sure I will make this quilt again, so I plan to take pictures and explain my process in more detail.

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Dinosaur Chevron Baby Quilt

Quilt #3 I made for a friend’s new baby. I am all about chevron and I really wanted to try this pattern out.

 

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I found this pattern on Pinterest from CraftyStaci. Yet another great pattern! I was given the fabric by my grandmother and aunt and decided to use some of it in this pattern.

I varied from the pattern in that I added a border and put on a regular binding instead of the fold over binding that the author did. Like the other patterns I did, I plan to do this pattern again and plan to take pictures and describe my process.

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Four Patch Baby Quilt

February and March were full of making baby quilts for me. I made this quilt for a baby shower for a friend from church. This quilts pattern is called a four patch design.

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Since I am a huge Pinterest fan, this pattern also came from that site, originally by Riley Blake Designs. I found this to be another great tutorial and would recommend it to anyone who would like to start quilting.

I varied from the pattern in two different ways. The first way, which was not intentional, was that I laid out the quilt in 6 rows of 6 blocks, instead of 7 rows of five blocks. Honestly I didn’t even realize that I had done this until the entire top was put together, and since it looked okay, it was staying that way :-). I also got 1/4 yard of 6 of the 8 accent colors instead of 1/8 yard so that I had enough fabric to make the binding. I then used the extra to make a “scrappy” binding for this quilts.

I am sure I will make this quilt again in the future, and when I do, I will do a more detailed post about making the quilt.

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Bubble Quilt

I recently finished this quilt for a friend’s twins for their 1st birthday. I had a friend suggest that I make a bubble quilt (aka puff quilt or biscuit quilt), and I really wanted to try it out.

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I found this really awesome pattern on Pinterest by Awaiting Ada. I loved this pattern not only because she does a great job with her instructions and example pictures, but also because this pattern has you sew the squares together before stuffing them. Sewing together a bunch of pre-stuffed  squares sounds horrifying to me! 🙂

I varied from the pattern in a few ways. I decided that I wanted to do a binding instead of the turning right side out option. Once I had all stuffed, I realized that this wasn’t going to work so well since the height of the puffs makes the edges thinner in a way. I remedied this mistake by taking the stuffing out of the outside squares (yes, I was already to that point before I realized that it really wasn’t going to work) and added a border to the edges to that I would have more room to add the binding. I also didn’t like how the seams were so visible through the backing when I laid it out, so I added a layer of cotton batting. I tied this quilt rather than quilting it as well (I don’t have the machine that would do the job).

I plan to share a post of my journey though the bubble quilt that I am working on currently when I finish it up. I learned so much on this quilt, and it proved to be a very fun project!

Thanks for reading!

Hello world!

Welcome to my Blog!

I recently decided that I would try my hand at blogging. I am not much of a writer (I like writing research papers, but who wants to read those!?!), so I have decided to create a blog where I post information about the quilts and crafts that I am working on for anyone who is interested.

We will see how well this goes! 🙂

Batik Quilted Tote Bag
Batik Quilted Tote Bag