It’s taken me a while, but there’s nothing unusual in that. But once I saw Amanda Jean’s Scrap Happy Apron, I knew I had to make one too. Luckily I had already made a whole lot of little twosies as scrap “leader and ender” sewing some time ago. These were waiting in the wings to turn into another project when I finally got around to it. So I raided my box to start putting the apron together, and made lots more from my coloured strips .
It started out like this
The two patches doubled into four patches, then I made longer rows. Other projects intruded on my time and the whole lot got packed up in a bag and put away.
Progressed to this
Then way back in February I decided I really had to deal with all those bags of half finished projects. Not ALL of them – that would be too much to cope with, just 6 at a time. So I selected and listed six, and each week with a roll of the dice, that was the one I will work on during that week. And so it continued each week, another roll of the dice, another UFO, and another week to work on it. My Amanda Jean apron was on my list as number 2, and after some serious sewing time at my machine this week, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve completed it this week.
My Amanda Jean apron
Those 2 1/2 inch squares resulted in an awful lot of seams so I decided to line the apron. And I had just the thing, a pretty length of hand dyed cotton purchased from a market in Rarotonga during a long ago holiday there. The soft cotton had splodges of purple, green and blue, and I stitched through both layers in a large grid to help secure some of the seams.
Hand dyed fabric on the back
So with this completed project I’ve now crossed number 2 off my “List of Six” and will have to find a replacement. Mmmm, wonder what it will be?