After my post of January 12th, one of my readers, Saundra (Sandy) in California, sent me a note saying she had used the same "Winter Birds" fabric along with some of the companion fabric in the line. She said she had leftovers of the companion fabric and didn't wish to keep it. Would I like it? If so, she would send it to me.
What a kind and generous offer! I told her I'd be delighted to have it and a short time later, yards (yes, yards) of the companion fabric arrived here in Minnesota.
Last Saturday I spent several hours in my quilt room making an apron using some of Sandy's fabric and a pattern I'd been wanting to make.
The apron is reversible so I searched in my stash and found a brown that perfectly matched the brown stems in the berry fabric.
The idea of this apron with no strings, ties, buttons or snaps appealed to me, but I have to admit while attempting to try it on a couple of times to check for strap length, etc. during construction, I found myself feeling like I was tied in a straight jacket. I was home alone and feared I was going to have to lie down on my quilt room floor trussed up like a turkey ready for the oven until someone came home and rescued me. Truth to tell, once I figured out where my arms and head should be inserted, it was an easy on and off. (Some of us are slower learners than others.)
Here's the front of the finished apron. I didn't notice that those two straight branches down the front of the apron would stand out as they do until I saw this picture. I should have centered them. My bad. Darn.
This is the reverse side of the brown fabric. Looks kind of muddy in this picture . . . but then mud brown is one of my best colors.
And here's the back with the crisscrossing straps.
So, many, many thanks, Sandy, for your generosity in sharing this fabric with me. I still have plenty of it left. Hmmmmm, potholders? Lots of potholders??
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