Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Master chef

Four sets of: apron, tea towel, placement and a pot holder for 4 little chefs, two toddlers and two little boys (4and 5 years old). I totally enjoyed sewing these aprons! Thanks so much Annelise from Aesthetic Nest for this great tutorial!

I made a few changes - for the pocket I cut two armholes and sewed them to make half a circle.

Instead of a button I put velcro for the neck strap. That's because I forgot to make the button hole before sewing the two sides together. It's easier to sew and easier for the kids to work open and close.

It was such a pleasure making the tiny pot holders (a 5"x5" square) and the small place mat (8"x11")!
Quilting this little miniatures in few moments, wonderful!

It's really great working on small projects. You get instant gratification and immediate results. I should do it more often.

I still need to finish two more sets, maybe next week.

I'm linking to Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to say, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kids' stuff

Until  decide about my next project, I'm busy with some fun stuff: kids' aprons and kitchen things.
I found this great tutorial for a reversible kids' apron and started pulling fabrics for 4 aprons: 3 boys and one girl (my beautiful grandchildren).

I have no experience in sewing except for quilting. I never worked with patterns, and I didn't know how to tackle this little project. Luckily it is a great tutorial, at Aesthetic Nest,  very detailed and easy to follow for even a novice like me. The apron is reversible, which make it easier to sew and also gives the apron a nice finished look.

 For this girl's purple apron I used Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda and this lovely dolls fabric - Storybook Lane by Kelly Lee-Creel.

I'm very happy with the way it came out, let's hope my lovely granddaughter will like it as well!

I'm linking to Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to say, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Kaleidoscope quilt top - finish #2

In January 2012 I started working on a kaleidoscope quilt. It was based on Elizabeth's Kaleidoscope QAL but somehow just didn't progress. Fast forward a year and a half: my son got married, so I decided to enlarge the quilt, and last night I finished the top, at last!

It's a windy day in Haifa

I must admit this quilt took so long for a reason: I discovered i really don't like working with templates. Elizabeth's instructions were excellent, but templates are not my forte. Matching all the points was also a big challenge and I think next time I'll try paper piecing - something I still have to learn.

I also discovered that i don't have enough light fabrics (aka "low volume"), so fabric selection was a challenge. I used only fabrics from my stash, some of the fabrics are:

SD Quilts Collection by Denise Schmidt
Just Wing It! by MoMo for Moda
It's a Hoot by MoMo for Moda
"mocca" in blue by Alexander Henry
Jandango by Kate Spain for Moda
Indigo by Alice Kennedy
Sugar and Spice for Riley Blake
NYC Subway

and many others, more than 20 fabrics
I really struggled with this quilt - creatively and technically - but I'm very happy how it turned out!

I'm linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and to Show and Tell Tuesday at I have to say
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