I saw my sister-in-law Tammy on Labor Day. She mentioned that my blog hasn’t been updated in a while. What??? An actual person that reads and follows my blog?! Thanks Tammy. It’s nice to know that there are people out there…so this one is for you.
Remember the Block of the Month club that I joined in the spring of last year? Well, I really enjoyed it. It was fun getting a surprise block in the mail every month and all the fabric to make it. It’s been a while since the BOM was finished and I decided to try and find another one that would suit me. I found one. If you haven’t heard of Lori Holt then you are in for a treat. She creates the most amazing hand applique quilt patterns with a unique vintage feel. I’ve been eyeing her Apron Club pattern for a while but didn’t know if I was up for the task.
Just look at all those incredibly cute aprons. I’ve tried and been pretty successful with machine applique but applique done by hand takes on a whole other look. I found an on-line shop hosting a BOM using this very pattern! The club doesn’t start until November but I’ve been practicing. I had some Moda toweling and some fat quarters lying around so I gave it a whirl. So fun. There is a lot of prep work but in my opinion, well worth it. I like this tutorial. Here is my sample (click picture to enlarge):
I’ll post aprons as they come.