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.
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.
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.