I was recently given this lovely book as a birthday gift from Fairy Floss Stitches.
It has so many beautiful projects incorporating patchwork and wool felt applique. I was not really sure where to start, so I decided to experiment a little by replacing my old peg apron. A job that obviously needed to doing for some time but until recently, I couldn't decide on how I wanted to decorate it.
As you can see, it is rather old and tatty. Even the applique hearts are starting to come off. The thing is, I live in a house full of males who do a great job bringing in the washing and folding it beautifully. Previous aprons have been decorated with flowers, hearts etc. Time for something a little unisex.
So I chose a few sea creatures from a cot quilt pattern in the book. I was hoping to include a cute little turtle as well, but he just wouldn't fit.
There is also a change in the design. Previously the apron was tied with a bow behind your back. For some reason, the guys in my house choose to tie it and wear it around their necks. Have never been able to figure out why, maybe it's more masculine to wear it like a necklace rather than an apron (?).
Anyway, Mr Stitch requested this clip be included in the design and I was happy to accommodate.
So, I have a project completed for September OPAM.
Wishing you all lovely weekend.