Project # 13 – Funky Apron

This was fun and has been on my to do list for a few months.  So, on the web in various blogs I have seen these funky style aprons.  They seem to be mostly designed by alternate style artists.  The great thing about them is that they are NOT matchy matchy.   In the quilting process for traditional quilts you tend to pick 5 to 7 fabrics that go together, that use different size prints/patterns to create interest and that follow a certain color line defined by one or two of the fabrics.

Here in the funky apron you freeform it – no real measuring.  You pick a fabric and then somewhat pick to go with it.  Alternate trims are also added.

So first – here are the fabrics and trims I picked:

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The first one pictured became the base of the apron.  The next is the velvelt pocket, the next (with the paisleys) became the other pocket.  The ribbon became one side of the paisley pocket.  And the final fabric became the waistband and ties on the apron.

One thing that these artists do is include and proudly display the selvedges.  I tried that and we will see how I like it when I start using this apron.  Oh – you might want to see the finished item huh?

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And here is it from farther back (like the model?):

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Definitely I would like to repeat this project…maybe one per creative interest?  That would mean a lot of these!

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