Monday, July 12, 2010

On Point Apron Tutorial {and Giveaway}

Weeks ago I made this little apron tutorial for a friend's virtual baby shower.  She's due real soon, so my tutorial is posting today at Progressive Pioneer to give Amy some time to nest.  Woohoo!  I am so glad to get to share it with you at last!
By the barn

Do you like it?  I had sooooo much fun with this!  It was not long after I completed the square in square charity block for Rainbow Around the Block.  I just adore the multiple square in square style.  The way the squares form diamonds when set on point made them ideal for.... apron pockets.  Yes, of course!  This apron is designed with one large front pocket.  If you line dry your laundry, you'll LOVE this for clothespins.  So much nicer to have them on the body than anywhere else.  Bending, moving, everything - it's way more convenient!  And, hey, you'll look good too ;).
Apron in fig tree

You can find the tutorial at Progressive Pioneer, or download a pdf version from my Tutorials page.  This project is simple enough for a beginner, though things will go a lot quicker with a rotary cutter and mat.
Clothespin Apron Cutting

To enter the giveaway, just comment here.  New and current subscribers make a second comment for an extra chance to win.   You can subscribe by email or in a reader.  I'll pick a winner on Friday, July 16th!

P.S.  Fabrics used:  a stripe from Red Letter Day by Lizzie House, Cathedral and Fortune from Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner and Frog Prince from Far Far Away by Heather Ross.

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And the winner is Rachel of LuSa Organics.  She said,  "So lovely! I would enjoy hanging out our clothes so much with this treasure."  I'm so glad.  Enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about something like this for laundry - great idea to use a quilt block!!

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  2. I am already a reader through google.

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  3. Oh, I love this! What a fabulous idea for the pocket. I am always wearing aprons around the house. I may have to give this a shot. It would make a really great drawstring bag, too.

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  4. Great idea. It would be so handy to have with my new clothesline!

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  5. I do follow you. How is the hand quilting coming along?

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  6. This looks like just the thing for clothes pegs as you said. And a very cool design job as well.

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  7. Well, I think. I'm not exactly counting how many blocks I have left to do because that might scare me, but I'm doing about 1 a day. I totally like the process, so I don't feel rushed to finish. In fact, I'll probably miss it when I'm done!

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  8. A fun idea for an apron.

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  9. I follow your blog on google reader

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  10. Love your apron. I caught it on Progressive Pioneer this morning and said "Darn, another apron pattern for me to dream of making." So, perhaps I'll win this one instead?! :) Such a sweet give away.

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  11. Beautiful! Everytime I'm at the clothesline I realize how much I need something to keep all the pins in one place...thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I follow your blog via email
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  13. Thank you kindly for this giveway. Great apron! Have 2yr old son....'nuf said :)

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  14. That is such a cute apron! I too love square in a square!

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  15. Lovely apron! Makes me want to bake!!!

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  16. What a beautiful apron. This would make pinning laundry so much more fun. Thanks for the chance.

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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  17. What a wonderful apron! I would love to have this apron to make doing laundry a little more cheery!

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  18. So lovely! I would enjoy hanging out our clothes so much with this treasure.

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  19. 2nd Comment for New Follower :)

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  20. I've been looking for an apron- I love this idea!

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