Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Getting things done!

I finished the apron for my sister.

These are very different fabric for me but they are what my older sister wanted so here they are. I used the Domestic Goddess pattern by Amy Butler, which was fantastic.
The only problem is how looooong this apron is. This is the mid-length cut.

I'm 5'8'' and it was this long on me, excuse the mess I was sewing instead of doing laundry.

Out of curiosity I had DH try it on. He's 6'6'', and I think this is how tall you need to be for this pattern.

He's also a clown, and the pup thought it hilarious.
I think I'll have to hem it some more because my sister is only 5'4'' and much more slender then me ;)

 I also, sort of, completed this week's Cha Cha Challenge, which was to use prairie points and charms. So I made my prairie points out of charms left over from my Winter White.

I cut the charms in quarters and had 54 prairie points for my "tree". I'm going to add buttons once I quilt and bind this one. Though I can't decide whether to add a border or not. Right now it's 14" square-ish.

Here is a picture of me with my cousin's son Liam and his quilt, Liam's Picnic.

Poor baby has been very sick with strep pneumonia but is now on the mend and going to a hospital closer to home.

Now all I have to do is make a twin quilt for Little Bit, and make up this month's Schinnible, Tagalong.


kimland said...

Cara... LOVE the apron. I am going to have to get the pattern. I am hoping to do Holiday aprons for everyone this year and I think that's the one I want, so will everyone else, right? I think it's a man thing, he was "out of his element" so had to make sure it looked like he was possing, men! I am sorry to hear about the baby, that really sounds scary. Sounds like your a busy gal...have fun!

Rene' said...

I cracked up at your husband wearing the apron!!!! So cute. Love the prairie point tree.

hetty said...

You are one busy gal! Your husband looks good in the apron. Perhaps you should make him one. Have you heard about the apron swap? There is still time to join. You can go to it by clicking on the apron on my sidebar. Sorry to hear about Liam's health. Hope he is better real soon.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Wow, that apron is super long, your husband is a good sport to sport the apron and let you take pictures!! :)

Pokey said...

The apron is great, it'll keep her clothes well covered,lol. Your honey was a sport, and gave us a smile!

Anonymous said...

So glad Liam is well now!!! What a beautiful quilt!

LJ said...

Your husband is adorable in the apron!
I'm glad to hear the baby is on the mend! Big hugs to the itty bitty guy.
Happy sewing on Little Bit's quilt!! I'm making a quilt sandwhich today.
Another day another project!

Thelma said...

You've been busy!! I too love the apron, your husband is a good sport! I think the prairie point tree needs a border, that's a cute pattern!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OH MY that apron is long!! Maybe so you wont drop any food on you before it hits the floor. lolol Your hubby is funny wearing that thing. I think he needs one of his own.

sweetbabies00 said...

Your husband is a fantastic model! I loved that.. (the apron looks a little big on him too)
Sweet baby boy. :)