Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Scrap apron plan

This is my plan for an apron with an inset scrap border. My other idea was to make a Chinese Coin quilt, which is the smaller doodle on the lower right hand side. QuiltBus has a huge selection of quilt block patterns online, including the Chinese Coin pattern here, which might give you a better idea of what it would have looked like. After sewing everything together I realized I wouldn't have had enough to make a quilt anyway. My plan is to make a small size that I can quilt by hand, but I'd want it to be only a little shorter than this length, and with two stripes:
This is the border resting on some grape leaves on the porch. I don't know if I'll work on this more before going home, because I'd like to have a rotary cutter to even out the top and bottom edges. Either way, I'm glad I've done something with the scraps, because seeing them lying around made me feel neglectful.


Lydia said...

I just bought a rotary cutter and I would lend it to you if you weren't so far away.
Mo's Mom

Rachel said...

I appreciate it. I think I'm okay just waiting until I get home to work on it. Unless, of course, I find the perfect pillowcase that is just calling out to be made into an apron, in which case I'll just try my luck with scissors.