Monday, December 29, 2014

scrap happy apron

Today I "borrowed" from the family couch time quilt that is in progress and turned a few of the slabs into a quilted apron. I've been thinking of making one of these for a few months...at least....probably more! It worked out much better than I thought it would, which is sweeeet! I'm sure I will use it all. the. time.
I made the ties extra long so they wrap around my waist and tie in the front. Of course they are red polka dots, right? I used the thinnest batting I have, quilted it on the diagonal with a cross hatch to stabilize the patchwork, mainly. I added a layer of Kona cotton, stitched around the perimeter and flipped it right side out using the birthing method. I top stitched around the outside edges to finish it off. It's scrap project #99/101! And I LOVE IT!!!

Only 2 more scrap projects to go! And one is already finished...woo-hoo! It's bittersweet to be this close to wrapping up my scrap challenge. It's been so very fun! I'll definitely miss it....

Happy Monday to you!

58 comments:

C. Jaeger said...

I say don't stop your scrap challenge. I LOVE your scrap projects...and this apron!

Annilu said...

Absolutely super cute! Go go go!

Svarta Malin said...

sweet!

Jacque. said...

Absolutely a prize winner! Never thought to make a patchwork apron...great job!! I am so excited that you are going to reach your goal! YAY for you!!!

Mina said...

How totally awesome!

Sigrun said...

Brilliant and beautiful!

Carole Shaffer said...

that looks awesome!

tink's mom said...

What a great idea. Wonderful apron. Another terrific idea for the scrap collection.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your scrap projects are all amazing... But this one really surprised me! What a cute apron! Loved reading about your processes. 101? You can do it!!!!!!

SewPsyched! said...

'birthing method' hahaha!
What a fabulous apron, and those ties!! perfection!
What challenge is up next, for you, now that the scrap challenge is over? i am hoping you will say pie.
XX!

Muddling Through said...

What a great idea! It really looks good.

Teresa said...

I love your apron - it looks like a great scrapbuster - its just so unique and fun. I need to make one now.

Nana said...

Terrific Scrap project! I have an Apron request but don't think I will be as ambitious as you.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Totally awesome!

Sarah Craig said...

So so cute! Keep up the good work with the scrap projects - we love them!!

lindaroo said...

That's adorable! I predict a lot of links and sew-alongs and pics of quilted aprons on blogs, facebook, and instagram!

teaginny said...

I am in awe of you and your scrap challenge this year. Amazing!!!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Looking good and of course your pink/red striped shirt goes PERFECTLY! Happy New Year!

Terri Ann said...

You, my dear, are brilliant. This apron is beautiful. I'm envious of your scrap stash.

Carie said...

Oh this is just genius! I'd never have thought of a scrap patchwork apron but now I really want to go and empty the scraps all over the floor and start making one - it's lovely!

Jenny said...

I am most impressed with your patchwork apron - I love aprons and wear one every day when I cook.

Mmmm, I'm sure I could make one too, can hardly wait to start!

Jenny said...

PS: Don't stop your scrap challenge - how about taking it up to 200?

Lisa said...

OMGoodness!!! I really really love this. I made need me one too!!!

Lisa said...

OMGoodness!!! I really really love this. I made need me one too!!!

Bernapatch said...

Adorable ! Attention de ne pas le salir ...

jirons42 said...

This is darling and such a clever use of scraps!

la tulipe said...

I love it!! :-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!

Ирина Авгученко said...

What a lovely apron!

France Brunot de Rouvre said...

I love it and I do one for me. Thanks for your pleasant idea

DG said...

Love it!!! Just the ideia I needed!!!
Thank you!!Happy New Year!

Lisa Kavanaugh said...

an absolutely practical and super cute idea! I've a special box of scraps from my grandmother. I think you have inspired what I shall use them for!

Larasynn said...

I'm gonna have to make one! How cute!

Monika said...

This is an apron even I would wear :) Its gorgeous!!!

SeeLifeMarvels said...

That is so you!

Suzanne said...

I like the birthing method too ;) but my favorite part of the apron is the scrap on the top that is black with two circles on it. I thought it looked like you had created a pocket for a pair of scissors.

FlourishingPalms said...

Such a darling apron! I'd never wear it though... too pretty, and besides, I don't cook! I'm blessed to have a hubs who does all the grocery-shopping and cooking. I'm always on clean-up duty, and that suits me just fine. I love to sew all day and then be called to dinner. It doesn't get much better than that! I admire you for tackling 100 scrap projects in 2014. I'd be terrified to make a commitment like that having learned that you never know what life will throw at you and demand time away from your sewing room. All the best for 2015, Amanda Jean. I'm sure you have some new uber-lofty goals in mind. :-)

Kris said...

Love the apron and all your scrap projects. They are wonderful so I hope you keep going.

Tracybug Creative said...

pretty sure a more "fitting" apron could not be made for you and it's just darling! I love the idea of scrap challenge 2.0 I love all of your ideas!

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

That is one awesome looking apron!

Barb N said...

It seemed like such a daunting task to complete 101 Scrap Projects, but when you announced that was your goal, I just knew you'd do it! Congrats to you, just a wee bit ahead of time. It has been tremendous fun watching what you roll off your machine :)

JanetD said...

Absolutely love this! I'm planning on making my little granddaughter an apron for her birthday and I have a tin of darling little girl fabric! Your scrap projects are such an inspiration - please don't stop!!!

Melissa Corry said...

That apron is so adorable!!! And I have loved following along with your awesome scrap challenge. What an inspiration you are to us to dig into our scraps ;)

Making.....My Way said...

It is lovely! What a great idea!

Caroline said...

Super cute! I need to make one of these:)

Christine Feldstein said...

Very adorable joyful apron, love it!

Linda said...

Love it - and love the idea.

Thimbleanna said...

Sahweeeeet! I LOVE it CrazyMom! And how on earth will you follow up the scrap project???

Katherine said...

Woohoo! Another fun and fabulous scrappy sewing idea. Love it. Can you already be so close to 101? It feels like you just started... or maybe it's just me, not wanting this fun to end. ;o)

Happy New Year!

liniecat said...

its fabulous!!

Clair said...

Wonderful job. And almost done with your series of scrap projects. Save some bigger scraps for me so I can add to my hexagon project.

Anita said...

Love your scrappy apron! Hope you will continue the challenge through next year, it's been fun seeing your projects :)

molly b quilts said...

this is so awesome. i think if i had an apron like this one i might actually use it! :) congrats on all the amazing scrap projects. happy new year!

Tammy Muscato said...

Totally adorable! I just love it!! Just love watching where your imagination takes you next. And love the polka dots too!! :) Happy New Year! Can't wait to see where you lead this next year!! <3

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

I found it!! Oh how I love this. I've been making some scrappy squares, and I think I need to make this apron. I use them all the time....have about ten in my drawer right now....but we can always use another apron, right :)

Rene' said...

That is the cutest apron ever!!!

mary pat van schyndel said...

Such a great scrappy idea....love the apron. I need to make one of these for my oldest daughter. I know my fabric is screaming...please pick me to be in this project. Thanks for sharing....love your blog.

leanne said...

love this sooo much - its adorable and practical !!