Remember a couple of months ago I posted that I had signed up for another Block Of The Month? Well, I received my first block with all the fabric and notions I needed to complete it. I’m still pretty new at hand applique but this didn’t seem too bad. Yeah right. Block 1 is the full apron in the lower left hand corner. If you look closely you can see that the pockets on the apron has cherries, leaves and ric rac. All that on a tiny pocket.
OMG! I made about 6 cherries and was quickly running out of the fabric that was sent. I sent away for these little circle templates called Perfect Circles. These little templates worked great. Now onto the leaves. Let me start out by saying that the fabric they sent was a twill that raveled quite a bit. I had so much trouble and made so many leaves that I ran out of fabric. I perused by fabric stash for something suitable but didn’t have anything I liked. At this point I was so frustrated with this project that I didn’t care about cherries or leaves anymore. I decided to leave them out. The fabric they sent for the pocket was a plain yellow and was blah without the fruit. Forget everything.
It looks naked! It needs something! Back to the fabric stash. I found my 30’s reproduction fat quarters and liked the way this yellow looked with the apron.
I made the pockets sans the cherries, leaves and ric rac, added cute buttons and here is the final BOM.
Looks good. I can live with this although I’m bummed out that I couldn’t get the leaves looking right. I looked ahead to block two and heaven help me…it has bacon and eggs on it!