Monthly Archives: September 2017

An Easy Modern Apron

It has been a while since I’ve taken a class on Craftsy. I think I took one when Craftsy was fairly new. I’m a visual learner so I do like having the teacher right at my fingertips. When Betz White asked if I’d like to take her newest Easy Modern Apron class, I said absolutely!

I watched the videos of Betz While I was folding laundry. I know you are supposed to watch them as you are making the apron, but I find that my mind works in a different way. I love Betz’s gentle voice. She explained everything well. The class was quite in-depth and was easy to understand what Betz was talking about.  One nice thing about the class is you can ask a question online. Other people may have had the same question and you can read through to see if your question already has an answer. You can also share images of your completed project with other students. I do like to see how other people have interpreted the same design.

After I watched the class, I really didn’t need to use the printable instructions except for the cutting measurements. There is a coloring sheet so you can get an idea of how your completed apron will work. I did print out the coloring page and the instructions. I colored on the instructions to keep myself organized. It worked like a charm. It was nice to have both the printable instructions and the actual class. I could easily refer to either at any time.

I typically buy fabrics in 1/4 yard increments so I had to run to a fabric shop for this. I have recently started batch cooking and needed another apron. I don’t know about you, but I am messy in the kitchen and I really do love and use aprons. I wanted something bold so that any stain will be less noticeable. I found this amazing yellow floral print from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor line. I picked up the crazy striped print and another geometric print to go with it. I knew the floral would be amazing with the princess seam detail on the front of the apron. A good fussy cut design really works well with this apron.

I added a thin strap so I can hang a hand towel on the apron.  I suppose you could just wipe your hands on the apron, but I’d rather wipe my hands on a towel and wash the apron only when needed.

I’m delighted with how the apron came out. It is bold and pretty at the same time. I love the detail of the princess type seam in the front and all the topstitching. I think a nice topstitch can take a handmade item to a more professional level.

If you would like to take the class yourself, Betz has offered a code that you can use until October 24th and receive 50% off the class!

It’s a fabulous class!

Thanks Betz for sharing your lovely class with me and my readers.

It’s my day on RJR Fabrics’ What Shade Are You Blog Hop!

sharpenedHi! Welcome to my little corner of the web. I’m Anjeanette Klinder and I’m so excited to be participating in the What Shade Are You blog hop today! You can read my post on RJR Blog

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve no doubt, been watching my progress on this quilt.

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I started with the most yummy selection of colors. Bright yellows, purply-reds and oranges. It’s my homage to a happy fall color palette.

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I own a midarm machine. Unfortunately, it is in need of repairs, so I went to the local quilt shop and quilted it up with a huge meander. I wanted the piecing and design to be the star of the show.


I still have some of the fabrics leftover and I will be making another quilt with this same combination.

bias binding

I’m not sure if my favorite part is the checked bias binding, the huge checked background or the stripes on the front.

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I matched the backing seam off by one row, because I think that is an interesting detail. It’s always the details that make a design interesting.

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The day I set aside to take pictures of the quilt, it was raining and raining. ALL. DAY. LONG. The weather app said there was going to be a break for about an hour. But it didn’t happen. My boys go back to school next week, so they were my helpers. They stood in the rain as we went from place to place without too much grumbling. They are the sweetest. It’s nice that my older son is now taller than me. His long arms make for great quilt holding. And my younger son held the umbrella for me.

helpful boys

Once again, thanks to RJR fabrics for letting me sew with your gorgeous fabrics! Thank you for stopping by.

Pay attention to RJR Instagram account and my Instagram account for a chance to win your own bundle.
Here is a list of the fabrics I chose for this quilt in case you are inspired to make something with it yourself:
33 Optical White
5091-01 Half Inch Gingham Black
5092-01 2.5 Inch Gingham Black
34 Black
182 Lemon Chiffon
92 Goldenrod
326 Sunny Delight
379 Sunny Side of the Street
221 Saffron
305 Butternut
412 Orange Peel
276 Tangerine Dream
209 Cantaloupe
413 Persimmon
367 Bandana
414 Gelato
415 Pickup Truck
287 Raging Beauty
217 Hot Pink
419 Lip Gloss
311 Rio
181 Rhododendron
357 Sunset Ruby
417 Magenta
265 Custard
387 Apricot Ice
216 Orchid