Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Apron--- Sewing and Quilt Sharing

  Mother's Day is Sunday! I forgot to take a camera to sewing class on Tuesday, but I'll have some pictures next week. For a mother's day gift I decided to make my mom an apron. I borrowed a pattern, combined some fabrics I had and came up with this! I hope she likes it!

 I thought the grandma cookie jar was a nice touch for the picture. I hope Mom doesn't see this before Sunday; it would ruin her gift surprise!
I used this Butterick apron pattern-- I combined details from a couple views to make the apron you see here. Isn't that bird fabric sweet?
I did the whole thing during one class. My friends were laughing at me sewing so furiously. It's been a while since I've made a garment and I just wanted it finished!
Happy Mother's Day Mom! You are a wonderful mom, grandma and great grandma! Love You!!!
I have also made quite a few sewing and quilt projects around the house. Besides making quilts, I like to make home accessories. Here are a couple to share---
This is a small quilt table topper. I got the pattern for this little octagonal quilt in Quick Quilts magazine a few years ago. The topper is pieced together, then the flowers and stems are machine appliqued on. I used various scraps to make this pretty spring quilt.
I arranged a couple of my knick-knacks in the photo. I learned something new, too. See that interesting silver thing? It's called a 'muffinerr' and it is used as a sugar shaker. I just like the unique, exotic shape  and details on this silver plated pretty!
Finally, I'm sharing my quilted pillow. My friend Weezie gave me this awesome orange butterfly fabric. It's a great combo of things I like... butterflies AND the color orange!
I made 5 large squares with triangle corners and 4 nine patch squares out of scrap fabrics. Most of the scraps had butterflies on them too. If you ever want some free quilt square designs, take a look at Quilter's Cache Quilt Blocks Galore for hundreds of FREE designs and instructions.
Thanks for visiting the Sunset Coast today for a little sewing project tour. Are you working on any sewing projects or quilts?
Have a Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Oh no, cindy. I am not going to do quilting now!! Vonnie

  2. Oh come on! You might like it! Have a great Mother's Day!

  3. Hi Cindy, you were featured at the Crafty Country Cottage Link Party!


  4. You are so creative. I'm not one to sew.

    Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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