Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Crazy Valentine Apron (and more) - Hugs and Kisses

 
Welcome to my day on the
 Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop.
 


 For this hop
everyone had 3 patterns to work with
and
designed.

THANK YOU
To these
Ladies.
 
These patterns are a blast to work with.
If you would like these paper piece patterns
they are available


 ( all proceeds will be going to 2 charities)


This is what the patterns look like.
We could use one, two or  three of the above patterns  and create anything
 
With all the snow storms recently, I've needed some help at work
rescheduling appointments.
(I live over an hour away from work and when the roads are bad, I don't go)

Making a little thank you gift for the salon coordinator
was high on my priority list.
She loves aprons and really loved the
apron
 
 
It was time to make her
 My Crazy Valentine Apron

It's reversible!  A good girl, bad girl kind of thing....
 
 The back of the apron is pieced with
Alexander Henry pin-up fabric.

If you look too close
it may cause a little blushing...lol
 
The perfect Valentine's Day Present
for a single gal.
(and a sports nut)

 
 
Using the quilt block patterns by
Madame Samm
and Soma
for the front of the apron,
the pockets are the patterns
shrunk by 50%
(talk about some scrap busting with tiny pieces)
then
lined and adorned with ruffles.
 
 

Here she is
hamming it up with
with another stylist
 ready to get her baking on.
 
She can bake up some sweet treats for the girls at work *hint, hint
 

 
Next on my list of Valentines...
 
 
This one for me!!
In
My favorite colors!
 
Once again, I shrunk the patterns
50%
and scattered them with
the full sized patterns to make a
table runner with batiks.

 
 

The corners are embellished with
 heart shaped
 yo-yos and buttons.
 


 
The back -  I love the chevron batik
and used it for the binding also.
LOVE!
 
 
Let's see what
these ladies
have to share today
 
 
Feb 13th


Lady Beth

Lady Jenny

Lady Britt-Inger

Lady Carla
You are here

Lady Marian 

Lady Lyndsey
Sew many Yarns

Be sure to leave loving comments for all the ladies.
It's like hugs and kisses!

Sending hugs and kisses to Madame Samm.
Thank you for another great hop
and cheering this one on!!


http://www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com/2014/01/grow-your-blog.html
Don't forget about this giveaway.  It ends on the 15th.
 
 
 
 


71 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Your apron is adorable! And that table runner is terrific. I love the turquoise contrast in it. Thanks for sharing these projects.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Love the runner...but oh my oh my...I thought the apron was SO ADORABLE...and then...it got even BETTER with that good girl/bad girl thing you've got going on...I didn't expect that...LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Judy B said...

WOW, what a great apron, love how you did ruffles and made it reversible ! The colors in your table runner are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Fantastic apron and a lovely table runner!

jan said...

Cute apron. Love the ruffles. And the table runner is adorable.
xo jan

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Oh, the pin-up fabric is making me giggle! What a fun apron! I love how you played with the different sizes in both projects... very nice!

Judy said...

Well, I am an "ANTI-Apron"wearer, I confess, I never used one up to now... UP to NOW, and you know, I am a bad girl, I would turn the apron and show the beautiful bodies of these.... sportive men.... haha. For this apron, I would make an exception, oooooh yes :-))
But my favourite is your table runner, the fabrics are top, the layout is top, even the backing is top, LOL! You made my day, yes!
And by the way, your new avatar is over the TOP, yippiiii yaaaa

Britt-Inger said...

I love love your apron and as Judy has commented I would use this apron only to show the wonderful bodies of these men.
And your table runner is so awesome, I love it too.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop. You are always a woman full of fantasy.
Have a great day

Cynthia said...

Omg, you went to town on this project! The apron is darling, so original! You used all three blocks too!, then you made a second project, wow!!! Love the good girl bad girl theme :) Ha ha!

Mdm Samm said...

is that ruffles around that edge really? now the front I am passionate about…lol your second project strikes me as vintage in a modern way, no doubt about it..you poured your wee heart into this one too…
YOUR photos are simply striking an arrow to a bullseye!

Debby said...

Wow! That is one AWESOME apron! And the good girl/bad girl theme - I'm not touching that one, but I like it . . . Love all the ruffles. Your detail is super. And I also love your own table runner. I enjoyed all the pics.

Thearica said...

I LOVE your apron! My daughter would have a fit over that! and the table runner is sew cute!

Suze said...

Why, oh why, am I seeing so many cute ruffles with the hearts? lol The apron is adorable. You are so clever and shruken patterns are a great idea. You did a wonderful job! I'm not an apron wearer and I might be now. Making it reversible is a terrific idea! And now that table runner is stunning! I love combining the two sizes of patterns. It sure adds variety. Aqua and red are very stunning. You've been a busy, busy gal. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration for what can be accomplished.

Shari said...

Fantastic apron, the ruffles really add to it. And such a pretty table runner! Awesome!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Both your projects are awesome! And lmao at the back of your apron; that's just perfect!

InGa said...

You really made the apron a bad / good girl... hihi
Lovely table runner.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

oh loving that apron Carla!!!!

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I especially like the apron!

Dorian said...

Nice projects. I love the ruffle on your apron.

Carol said...

Fabulous creations! The table runner is great, especially with your yoyo embellishments. What an apron! One to treasure--and it has ruffles, great for the ruffle hop too. :) Thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carla both of these are wonderful projects - the apron is adorable and I love the color combination of teal and red! blessings, marlene

Doris Rice said...

That apron is off the chart and the backing is a hoot!!!!! You have succeeded to fulfill the reputation as that "other, other lady". Or is it just one "other lady". lol. I can't keep track, I just know you're awesome! Those Alexander Henry fabrics are so much fun. I've had a couple of customers bring me quilts with backing on them like that. My favorite was a western one on the front and then those guys on the back. She called it the "Naked Cowboy" quilt and entered it in the quilt show as that. It gathered much attention! lol

Jeanie said...

Oooh la la..... love the apron! Just the fact that it's reversible makes it such a great pattern. Love the runner too... great colors!

Purl Buttons said...

Your apron made me laugh! I like the idea of naughty cuties hiding from everyone else. I really do love the strong bond your colors have in the quilt, too. Aren't batiks the most fun?

Agnes B. Bullock said...

The apron is fabulous - now I want one!

gpc said...

Love your projects! Whoo, who wouldn't like having that apron's lining up against them, all the while looking like a lady in public, lol. :)

Linda said...

Oh, Carla! I LOVE your projects! That apron would make even the most reluctant cook want to zip right into the kitchen! The quilt is really eye popping! Love it!

Sandy W said...

I love your projects!! and the lining of your apron is hilarious!! Great Job!!!

Kay Holm said...

love the ruffles... your friend is gonna love it

Mary said...

You did a great job on the apron and table runner. So cute.

MooseStashQuilting said...

OMG, I do love your good girl, bad girl apron! LOL Alexander Henry fabrics are just so much fun! Great runner too. Those colors just pop off the page!

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Love the colors with the red and aqua

Crow Calling Woman said...

So creative! Love that good girl, bad girl apron!

Diann said...

Nice projects! The back of the apron gave me a good laugh.

Needled Mom said...

Love the apron and the backing is perfect. The aqua and red make such a great color combination.

Brandy Pettit said...

Hee hee, oh man, the naughty side... I actually like the nice side best today, I think it's really clever how your incorporated the blocks into your apron. And your table runner is quite the pop of color! No blue days at your house. :) Thank you for sharing!

~Brandy

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful sewin' and creatin' and sew very colorful! Love the aqua and the red. Thanks for brightening my snowy day ... XOs from me to you ... <3 Pat

charlotte said...

Wonderful job Carla. That apron is awesome. What fun. Your table runner is great with the different sizes of x and o blocks.

Carrie P. said...
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JanesQuilting said...

Your aprins are all adorable! I love your ideas and how you made them. Happy Valentines day!

Carrie P. said...

you are so creative. your table runner is great and what a fun apron

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Reversible apron - fantastic! Love the table runner too.

Margaret said...

I love your apron it is so neat to have it reversible and those ruffles are great. That table runner is in my favorite colors.

*Tyler* said...

Holy adorable. I love that apron and the table runner is amazing. It would look great with my kindle sitting on it. Lol

tink's mom said...

Your apron is a hoot and your table runner is charming. Where would we be if we didn't have the copier to enlarge and shrink our patterns. I for one would be very lost. You used yours well.

legato1958 said...

Love both of your projects!! That apron is cute and a wonderful gift.
I like how you used small and regular size blocks in your table runner. It's very happy!

Susie


Anita said...

Very cute! Love how you shrunk the pattern!

Kathy H said...

Such a cute apron. Love the ruffling around it.

Susan said...

The apron is cute. I like your table runner a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Soma Acharya said...

I LOVE that apron!! So cute and the back is awesome! Perfect present :)

And the table runner is so creative!!

Thank you for joining the blog hop!
-Soma

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow wonderful projects, very creative!
Thanks for sharing and happy valentine.
x-o-x
Bente

Baa. xxx said...

Coolio apron - your friend rocks it! love the table runner too - sew pretty!

Createology said...

Ooh aren't you cheeky with your X's and O's Heart Apron "Good Girl/Bad Girl". Fabulous! Also like your non-traditional colors. Thank you sew very much for hopping...

Janarama said...

Both of your projects are awesome. Love the fabrics you used. My favorite is definitely the apron.

Audrey said...

Oh, my. What an adorable apron. Your co-worker is a lucky girl. I love the ruffle. The yo-yo hearts and button embellishments on your table runner are adorable, too. Thanks for sharing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love the Alexander Henry Male Pin Ups fabric. The apron is fab! The quilt is cute too.

madebymeinred said...

Wow! Love your colors! But shrinking the pattern is crazy. Little teeny tiny pieces! Heck, the bad girl apron is cool on the back of the pieced pattern apron.

sandra said...

Love the apron it is so adorable, and so is your table runner and I love the colors. Happy Valentine Day.

LJ said...

The table runner is really sweet and I liked that you mixed up the different sizes of blocks. But...that apron is absolutely the best. Fabulous that it's reversible and I'm still laughing about the good girl/bad girl sides. Really, though, a fond appreciation of a good-lookin' male is not bad in my eyes!!!

Just Quilt It said...

Your apron made me laugh out loud--it is so cute! It would be a great gift for my single daughter. I love the fabric! Great work plus I love the table runner!

Corrie said...

Too funny! Nice job on both!

Cecilia said...

Pretty table runner and the apron is cute. Thank you for sharing.

Amy said...

Very cute!! Love them both, but you used my favorite colors on the table runner. Love it!

annmarie said...

Love your Ombre heart and love Kona solids too!

annmarie said...

I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see more of your creativity. Happy Valentine's Day!

Carol said...

Oooo such a sweet naughty and nice apron! I love the table runner with the different sizes in it...very nice. Happy Valentines Day!

Beth Strand said...

How fun! My husband bought me that "man" fabric in pink last year for Valentine's day...so funny! Beth @ Words & Stitches

Vickie said...

I bet you girlies have fun with that apron at the salon...I can only imagine the things people say about it (I'm not gonna go there as this is a public blog !) LOL That was a perfect thing to do with the patterns, cute...cute ! I love your big/little on the table runner and the colors....awesome job Miss Carla !

MoeWest said...

I just love the good girl/bad girl theme of your apron! You picked my favourite colours for the runner too. I like that you used two sizes of the blocks and the yo-yos are very cute.

Marian said...

Love the quilt and the apron is to die for, did you make an extra for me :))) hint, hint :)

Love the back especially.. great great job!!

Theresa said...

Cute aprons, love the table runner too!