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Hey Guys!

I know today is not Thursday but …. I have been working on something for you and I would have had it done by Thursday but I got my hair colored…AND… I had an extra Praise & Worship practice on Thursday night.  It was a long day!

Today’s tutorial trail comes from Aesthetic Nest.  Anneliese has created a wonderful tutorial for a Reversible Fat Quarter Apron.  I found this tutorial on Pinterest and promptly went over to Aesthetic Nest and was smitten by this tutorial.  I had to do it right away, plus my niece’s birthday is on the first.  I really had not choice but to attempt this super cute apron.

Let’s see the results:

  • How long did it take?  I was done in about two hours.  This is the quickest tutorial I have done.  I was really surprised how fast it went together.
  • Was it easy to follow? This tutorial was simple to follow!  There are lots of pictures and detailed instructions.  I did alot of first here…First time I made a buttonhole,  first time I sewed on a button and first time I used Ric Rac Trim.  Let me just say, all three were so much easier than I thought!  I am seriously thinking about taking some pattern classes soon because of this tutorial.
  • Do you have any tips?  I suggest you go through your fat quarter stash and make something fun and colorful for that sweet girl in your life!  She deserves this apron! ;0)  For the record, I could not find ribbon at my LQS that was suitable for the apron so I made some bias tape.  I made three, 3 inch by 18 inch strips folding them into double folded bias tape.  I also could not find any pom pom trim, so I just added some ric rac in it’s place.
  • Would you make it again?  I would totally make this again!  I am teaching a series of summer classes at Fabricate Studios and I think I will need some aprons on hand for those messy moments.   if you live in the Atlanta area, I hope you will let your baby get crafty with us!

Alright now let’s get to the best part!  The pictures:

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Here are the beginning stages.

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This fabric is from the collection called Madrona Road by Violet Craft.                                                                                                   I purchased this fat quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.

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Meet Princess Grace.  She is my travel machine!  She is an amazing BabyLock machine and perfect for those on the go projects!  Her bigger sister Princess Bea gets car sick and is obviously my favorite! :0) 

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Here I am in the final steps…sewing the apron together. 

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Until today I had never made a buttonhole.  Thank God for YouTube!  This video was a great help, if you don’t know how this video would be a great start. 

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Almost there, all I have left to do is sew on that button! 

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The finished product!  I am in love with it ;0) 

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I love every thing about this pattern.  The ric rac makes it soooo sweet, I only wish I had some pom pom trim.  

I have one more thing to show you!  My hair!  I absolutely love the color…something fresh for spring:

I love it!

I love it!

I will be linking up toCrazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.  If you are visiting from there, Welcome!  Leave a message, i would love to go check out your blog!

Until, next time friends, Sew Pretty!



January Snapshot & Planning for February


Please read Left to Right: 1. Hexi Kit #1,  2. Pink Rainbow, 3. Sew Stitchy, 4. Your Modern BOM, 5. The “Collection”, 6. Hexi Kit for a Bloggy Friend, 7. A Bird in A Box, EXTRA PICTURE, 8. Your Modern BOM, 9. Cathedral Pin Cushion, 10. Hexi Kit for Mom, 11. Hex on the Beach Progress, 12. White Cupcakes with Lemon Icing, 13. Chevron Desk Mat, 14. Cathedral Pin Cushion for Mom

Hey Guys!

Well it has been a busy month!  Whew!  In all I have finished ten things!  Obviously my time has been abundant.  This month, I will have school, practicum and other activities.  I hope I can keep up the pace!  Now down to the business…

This post will fulfill some requirements:

A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal: This month, I plan to complete Bentley’s quilt set.  The set includs a quilt and burp cloths.  I am also making a quilt for his older brother.

Monthly To do List/Goals:

  1. Get caught up on January blocks
  2. Finishes Starburst Quilt a Long
  3. Have February Block finish
  4. Finish Bentley’s Quilt
  5. Get cutting done for the Pantone Challenge  (I will explain more later)

The above list will be for the Monthly To-Do List with Pigtails and Quilts along with Tracey Jay Quilts Just Three Goals.  I will be linking up this post with both of them.  I will also be linking up with Lily’s Quilts  for her Sew Fresh Day.  Whew!  That was alot!  If you are visiting, Welcome!  If not, go check out their sites! Share the love ;0)

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Pink Rainbow Completed

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Hey Guys!

I have been a bit busy working on this quilt for Project Quilting.  I must say I am very satisfied with the final product.  Here are some more pictures of the beautiful butterfly, roses, twizzler filled Pink Rainbow!

(Back)  I really love the pink and orange bikes!

Pink Rainbow, Back view

Close up of the back so you can see those pretty bikes!Pink Rainbow, back view

Here is another front view.Pink Rainbow

Here is the quilt folded.  The dimension of the quilt is 60 inches by 60 inches, perfect for the couch! Pink Rainbow

If you want to see more of the project quilting submission you can go here.  There will be a drawing tonight…hopefully I will win something if not….maybe next time!

On to other business!

I have a confession… I am behind on my sewing.  I wonder how many of you are saying….I knew THAT would happen!  What can I say, if anything I dream BIG.  Tomorrow, I will be planning out what I WILL get done before the end of the month.  I also have updated my year of finishes and I am up to SIX!  How cool is that!

I will be linking up this post to Plum and June for Let’s Get Acquainted Monday, Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday and Better Off Thread for Sew Cute Tuesday.  If you are visiting from there please comment!  I love comments! ;0) That is all for now… until next time, Sew Pretty!