Monday, March 7, 2011

I heart linen, too

Thank you for your well wishes - I made it on retreat!! I'll have posts for you in the days to come and show you a little of our island paradise where we stitched the hours away for 4 lovely days. I am feeling much better (albeit a little tired from all that sewing and staying up late!).

To kick things off, here's a sweet apron I made for myself. Yes, for ME! I am not really an apron girl, and this so doesn't go with my red kitchen, but I just love it, so I will use it. I had all of these fabrics along with me as my plan was to use them in a new quilt for our bed. On day 1, I still wasn't up to starting a massive quilt project. Instead, I decided to audition all of the prints with the Essex linen (in Putty) as a background to see if I'd like them together in the quilt.

Linen Apron by Poppyprint

Linen Apron by Poppyprint

Our hostess with the mostess, RJ, had Rashida's I Heart Linen book on her coffee table and after flipping through all of the sweet projects, I decided that I needed that apron. I would make that apron. Then I did.

Linen Apron by Poppyprint

It was very easy and fun to make. The only tiny thing that I did extra was to topstitch the seam around the edge of the apron skirt. I didn't want to have to re-set that turned seam between the outer skirt and lining with an iron after every washing.

Oh, and the verdict on the prints + the linen? Two thumbs up. I started the quilt the next day.

More retreat photos coming soon, I promise.

13 comments:

Char said...

Great job. I love the look of the linen with the prints.

Barb said...

Gorgeous apron! And I'm a new convert to linen too...just using it in my first project for DQS10. Can't wait to see photos of the quilt you're making.

Anonymous said...

Now, that's beeootiful! Love, love the linen, and lovely colors.

Alice R.

Amy said...

Love the apron but I bet the quilt will be amazing!!!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Don't cook. Don't like aprons. However, that is very cute. She could merengue and do the salsa...

Dianne said...

It was an awesome four days and the apron is still lovely! When did we say we could do it again????????

paulette said...

I always think of your when I see linen in the shops!! I love it too!! And your apron is way too nice to slop on!! Take care!
P

Rachel said...

I want one, too! Can't wait to see the quilt.

CityHouseStudio said...

This is so pretty! I love the linen with prints!
It makes me want to make an apron.
Michelle

Kristie said...

I am working on aprons with my girlfriend as a "learn to sew" project....not something I normally use, but I confess they are fun! Love your colors here, can't wait to see your quilt.

ayumills said...

Now I really want to make this for myself! Your apron turned out very cute and it must look good on you too! I like how you top-stitched the edge too!

Canadian Kristin said...

Lovely! I'm so glad you made the retreat! And what a fun souvenir, a beautiful new apron!!!

MiniBinoy said...

beautiful!!