Monday, 24 June 2013

apron strings



Aren't these panels just perfect for a cafe apron?




 They were given to me by my cousin - thank you Jackie! 

As soon as I got a copy of Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi I thought of these panels for this project. I'm sorry to Ayumi that I didn't make her beautiful patchwork but here's my version of the apron and I'm joining in the
Zakka Along 2.0

I used some interfacing on the fabric before lining it and I only quilted in between the panels.

For the main fabric of the apron I used a tea towel (it works so well!!).

It came together really easily, I even left the selvedge edges on the ends of the ties, so it was super fast to do.

Unfortunately I only had a 5yr old helper to take a picture at the weekend. So here it is in all it's blurry glory:


Yeah and again:


I tried lying down, better but not great!



He made up for it though with these totally gorgeous shots he got of his sisters:




Linking to the Monday Link Up at Heart of Charnwood this week

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34 comments:

  1. LOVE the apron! Now I'm inspired to try one!

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  2. Cute apron but even cuter girls. Next time you'll have to get Miss J to return the favour so we can see your handsome boy too!

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  3. Great idea to use a tea-towel. The pocket is so cute! Fun blog post! Beautiful children!

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  4. Very fun and nice to have this super quick version as an option!

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  5. Your girls are just so cute!!! And I love that you used a tea towel for your apron. Brilliant!

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  6. you're right! those panels were exactly right for the apron! so cute! your girls are cute as a button too!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  7. Great apron, those panels were just perfect!

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  8. Ace photographer, cute girls and very useful apron.

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  9. You just have to forgive him. He took stunning pics of his sister! (Apron's not too bad either!)

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  10. ah! those cheeks are adorable! beautiful girls!

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  11. Super cute. haha, love the laying down picture!

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  12. Great apron and he really is an great photographer x

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  13. Any excuse to lay down for a little snooze, don't blame you! :o)

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  14. Great use of those coffee panels. Your young photographer did a good job. Di x

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  15. I love your apron panels - very simple, very effective and very Zakka.

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  16. This is so cute! Great idea :)

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  17. This is so cute! Lois changed so much! Great pics of the girls, maybe he is is portrait photographer?

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  18. A perfect use for those prints. And using a tea towel was a clever idea! Your children are so cute!

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  19. Very cute apron. And you have a budding photographer on your hands, although he does have adorable subjects.

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  20. Love the apron Lucy! :) And sweet pics of the girls.

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  21. Great apron - those panels work perfectly. I think your son did a pretty good job with the photos, all considered!

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  22. Awesome and perfect for this project! I just pieced my squares tonight. I need a break before I make the apron. Haha!

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  23. Great apron and love those pics. Joan is your little mini me!

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  24. laughing, laughing!!! the lying down one, especially, gets me. =) so fun. i know how that goes when no photographers are available. have you tried your self timer? that's what i use all the time. i do think you're right that the shots he got of his sisters are redeeming.

    of course the apron is darling. you've moved from meals on to tea, but still no dessert, lucy!

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  25. You make me laugh!! Love your apron with its very cool panels and I think the photographer has done a wonderful job taking photos!! You've got fun green carpet.

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  26. Cute apron! Flea Market Fancy strap looks great with the panel, which was clearly meant to be an apron. lol at your quilter's photography assistant. He did great work in the end. :)

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  27. Thx for linking up Lu, i love this apron :o)

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  28. I want some of those panels! I'd love to know where she got them!

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  29. What an adorable post! You had a great eye, to use those special panels for this apron...perfect choice! I really love the closeups - so cute!

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  30. This apron is great! Those panels are perfect :)

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  31. Great fabric choices, and giggled at the photography!

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