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« on: July 16, 2009 05:21:06 PM »

I made this apron for my friend in two nights. I used an apron of mine to get the basic size and rough shape and improvised like mad. Then I bullied (okay, so I actually said "I think you should decorate the teatowel" and he said "okay") my partner into decorating the teatowel to match - it was his first sewing project (other than hemming a curtain, one time).
I used calico as backing to make the red parts stiffer, and the strawberry applique has stabiliser on the back, and the green bit is hand-embroidered chainstitch.

The main inspiration was the fabulous red colour - nice and cheerful, since it's been a  wet and miserable winter here in Australia, and my poor friend's not been having fun lately - and the awesome strawberry print quilter's cotton. I'm terribly addicted to quilter's cottons, even though I don't quilt.  Roll Eyes The prints are just so awesome (if expensive - except when Spotlight has sales! Grin)
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009 05:47:24 PM »

That is so cute. Great fabric, I love quilt cotton too and don't quilt.

He asked, and I said yes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009 05:55:06 PM »

So dang cute! Great job  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009 08:07:35 AM »

Oh your set is so vintage and cute!!  Love it and I know your friend does too  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009 01:21:23 AM »

Thanks guys!

I'm hoping I get an excited message around Wednesday next week, when she gets her mail.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009 02:00:25 PM »

Aw, fun!

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