Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guest blogging and a giveaway....

I'm guest blogging at Sew We Quilt today and my tutorial is a tea towel apron.
Finished apron   Tea Towel Apron Embellished

The 2 aprons are sewn following the same tutorial.
They can be tied at the front or the back 
and the straps can be sewn to the back or the front of the apron bodice.
2 different looks with simple changes.
The toweling and the coordinating fabrics are from Moda 
My friend Cori has an online fabric shop in Canton Michigan and
and she has the toweling at her Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.
She currently has 18 different choices of tea toweling available
and she is always adding more to her shop.
You will find Cori's prices and customer service simply the best.

...and now I promised a little show and tell...

I've finished a few UFO's...the first one has been quilted for a number of years
and just needed the binding.    
The fabric is Lightning Bugs by Heather Ross
Heather Ross 1 
the back is Kona cotton and I think the color is sky.
HR2 reverse
I used a two sided binding.
It was machine quilted by Liz Bowman, Milan Michigan.


The next quilt needed just the binding also
and it, too, was quilted by Liz Bowman.
 Lady Bugs
The third quilt  is a small lap quilt, also pieced years ago...
... it was a quilt top used to practice long arm quilting on my Gammill.
It is a simple meandering and any little girl would love to cuddle with it.
Disney Princesses Finished
The binding is on and I now have 3 finished UFO's...I'm pretty happy.
I have 2 more of the princess quilts that just need the binding.  
They were quilts used to practice meandering on the long arm.
I think I will use a 2 sided binding on them.
I am really liking the 2 sided binding...
...the quilts are about 30" by 36"...a nice lap quilt for a little girl.
They will be donation quilts...now I want to make 3 boy ones.
2 Princess quilts
There is still lots more I have been working on...

...and now it is time for a giveaway


My give away will include:
1-1/2 yards of tea toweling
1/2 yard of coordinating fabric
...that will be enough fabric to make an apron and a matching tea towel.


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My give away will be open to everyone...
...for this giveaway you do not have to be a follower.
I would luv it if you did choose to follow but you can
simply leave me a comment telling me
what tea toweling package you would like to win
Moda's Pastel Plaid and Hideaway fabric on the left
or Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric on the right...


...for a second chance to win
please visit SEW WE QUILT and leave a comment there.
If you are a 'No Reply' blogger.....
include your email address in your comment!!
Winners will be announced Monday morning April 16th


hugs and happy stitching



99 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial that my SIL is just going to love - and if I win the give away, well she will have all the 'fixins' too!

Pia said...

If I'm the lucky one I choose Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric

Mary said...

I follow you Pauline and would like the turquoise set on the right. Cute aprons and congrats on the UFO finishes.

Marilee said...

I love both of your choices, but I think I will choose the plaid combo.

Michelle Hudak said...

I'd choose Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric

Thanks for the chance
shel704 at aol dot com

Mhairi said...

I love the grandma garden and Amelia set but love both really. What a great apron. And the quilts are great too.

Janet said...

These are great! I'll go with fancy - grandma garden and Amelia.

Nancy B said...

You do such beautiful work. I would love to win Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric in your giveaway. So colorful! Thanks so much for your generosity.

Teresa F. said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. I'd love to win Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia. Thanks for the chance.

charlotte said...

I love the plaid combo. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Helen said...

Great tutorial thank you! I would love to win Moda's Granny Garden set.

notqnot said...

Great tutorial. If I win I would like the Pastel Plaid.

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sharon said...

Hi Pauline wow I love the lightening bug quilt very cute.. Thanks for a second chance to win such a wonderful give a way I will keep my fingers crossed and thanks for being on Madm Samm's you did an awesome job..

Judy said...

Moda's Pastel Plaid and Hideaway is beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

Nancy B said...

Lovely fabric. I would like to win Moda's Granny Garden fabric. Thanks.

Lisa Marie said...

Your quilts and aprons are so cute! I've never seen toweling before but it looks wonderful! I like the Pastel Plaid best. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

You have given me a nudge to work on my UFOs! I like the Granny Garden combo.

Josie McRazie said...

Oh, please let me win the Granny Garden! In love!!

krislovesfabric said...

Love that plaid, thanks for the chance and the tut!

piece peace said...

What a fabulous tutorial. I would be a Hideaway plaid tea towel girl. Your Lightning bugs quilt is so beautiful.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Thanks for sharing at Madame Samm's. Great tut! Love the aprons, I think I would pick Granny Garden. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower, too.

Karen said...

Congratulations for another wonderful post for M. Samm. You always make everything so clear. Great work.
Fantastic to see the completed UFOs. Impressive. And the little Princess quilts are adorable. What a great way to practice your long arm skills.
I am having a little fun of my own working at The Australian Quilt Convention over the next few days. Loads of inspiration there!

Bonnie said...

Your quilts look great. I would love to win either set of fabric for the aprons. Great tutorial.

Barbara said...

Pauline - I have to tell you again - these are just too darned cute - thanks for the free directions from one who is on a limited income - I am in love with this idea os toweling !

LeAnne said...

Those are the cutest aprons. I don't normally like apron patterns, but I'm going to make myself one of these. If I win the giveaway, I'd like the Granny Garden fabric.

Cliodana said...

love the bleu one, the way you attach the neck tie is beautiful! thank's for the tuto on sew we quilt. love the idea

pinsandneedles said...

Love the Granny Garden toweling! My daughter has been asking me for an apron and I think this is the one! Thanks!!

B Greene said...

I really like both sets a lot, but if I had to choose, I guess I would say Granny's Garden. Thanks for the chance to win (I am a follower, too).

Lee said...

What lovely fabrics and both are nice. I I had to choose I would pick -
Moda's Pastel Plaid and Hideaway fabric on the left

Gwen said...

I love them both! So, if I were one of your lucky winners, I would be thrilled if you would choose for me! I have a hard time making up my mind sometimes!~ ;-) Thanks so much for the giveaway and the wonderful idea-- definitely want to make up one of these adorable aprons-- they'd make great gifts, wouldn't they?! :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pauline I'm so jealous that you're down to 3 UFOs...I don't think I'll ever get there! I'd love the Granny Garden! blessings, marlene

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Very nice aprons! I like the Pastel Plaid...it has green :)

robin said...

I like the one on the right. Thanks!! ;)

Phyllis said...

Pretty aprons! I like the blue floral on the right. Thanks for the chance!
Phyllis
gailxs@hotmail.com

Dresden Quilter said...

They both are amazing. I am going to check out the tutorial. I would love to win Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Both are cute, but, I'd pick Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric on the right. What cute aprons you made.

Kathryn said...

I'd look so good in the Granny Garden apron!! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Irina said...

Lovely quilts! especially the Heather Ross' fabric one!
If I was the winner I'd choose the pastel plaid package. thanks for the chance!

mollie said...

Thanks for the directions to make the aprons.
Need to get started on Christmas gifts.
My favorite is the plaid fabric

Izzy said...

Beautiful little quilts! I know you said we didn't need to follow to enter your giveaway but I had a look around and really like your blog... So I'm your newest follower! :-)

Gill said...

I love the HR quilt!
If I was lucky enough to win I would ask you to choose for me because I like them both!!

~ Julie ~ said...

What darling aprons! And not too difficult to make (since I'm fairly new to this stuff)!!! If I win I think I would choose the Granny Garden and Amelia fabric! Both aprons are so cute! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Maxine said...

Both aprons are sooo cute. I would choose the Granny Garden. Thanks for the chance to win.

LeAnne said...

I just sewed up an apron using your tutorial. I used a purchased dish towel I had on hand. It was so quick and easy using your instructions.

takarasch@frontier.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win Granny's Garden & Amelia fabrics for your fantastic aprons. I love them both! Thanks for the tutorial over a Sew We Quilt!

ritainalaska said...

would love to win the green combo! it's a great tut over at sew we quilt ... nice to have a great quick pattern for gifting. thanx for the chance to win this neat little kit.

VickiT said...

I just LOVE the apron tutorial Pauline. Thank you so much. I explained over at SewWeQuilt so I'll condense here but, these aprons are awesome because it will be awesome to make along with my tea towels I already give as gifts with machine embroidery on them. I can make the apron and towels to match as an even better gift.

I really love the Moda's Pastel Plaid and Hideaway fabric choice. I will defintely keep your friends shop for the time I am able to buy the toweling. I've been thinking of buying it by the yard instead of buying the towels themselves to embroidery.

Laura said...

This is such a cute apron and a great tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the Granny Garden and Amelia fabric. I have been a loyal follower for some time--love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Diane H said...

Really enjoyed your tutorial, Pauline. These aprons are lovely and would be fun to make.
Thanks.

Jackie said...

Thank you for the tutorial, very clear instructions. My Mom will love this apron.

Darlene said...

The aprons are adorable, Pauline! Lots of sweet projects, as well.

I'd feel oh so lucky if I won the Granny Garden package.

Heartsdesire said...

Wow, you've been very busy finishing up all those UFOs. Wish I could finish a few of mine, but I seem to be drawn to the garden these days. I've been thinking about aprons lately, as I think they would make great gifts for my Christmas gift stack, and so I would love to win the Granny Garden and Amelia fabric.

Laura K said...

I think both of them are gorgeous but if I had to pick one I would say the Granny Garden because my oldest daughter loves that blue color. It is her favorite and this apron would be for her. Thank you so much for the chance to win such an awesome prize!

Anna said...

you have been so dang productive! I love the brightness of the quilts they make me smile! If I win I would love the Moda pastel plaid and Hideaway fabric! Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Desperate for an apron..and your timely tutorial has come to the rescue! Thanks for putting in the hard yards and encouraging words. I can see you have been a busy gal ..I was admiring how speccy the "Heather Ross" quilt looks on the reverse..that is amazing quilting and I love the lady bird and the young girl's dream, they are just lovely.
:)toni-anne weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Pauline, I love it when you post at Sew We Quilt. The apron is wonderful. I would love to make one and would be happy with either print.

I love your quilts, especially the princess, I love it! Three, great job, I wish I could get that many done. way to go!!

quilt happy said...

i have been a follower for a while

Vera said...

Would love the Granny Garden and Amelia fabrics.
Thanks for the giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I would pick............Moda's Pastel Plaid!

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Mimi said...

Those are very sweet aprons! I was just thinking today about making my sister an apron for her birthday at the end of May and I know that she would love Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric. Thanks for the chance!!

Marcia W. said...

Granny Garden and Amelia would look very nice together for this lovely apron. I enjoyed your post over at sewwequilt. Thanks for the chance. I've been haunting your blog and happy that you're posting again.

Mike Pearson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Which Gammill do you have and do you like it? I tried one at the last quilt show I went to. I want to buy a long arm. Oh, love the princess blocks. I'm quilt lifting it for a tinkerbell quilt I am still in the idea stage with. I pinned it :) Thanks for sharing!

hueisei said...

I loved the blue..I love the Granny Garden and Amelia set.
Thanks for the giveaway.

KOcanQuilt said...

They are both so wonderful! My preference would be the flower one, but either would be very fun - especially since I am trying to cook more.

Nicole said...

I'm so excited that you got some work done. Now we just have to see the purple quilt ;D xoxoxoxoxo

Mariac0215 said...

I love the aprons. If I won I would love the plaid.

Patty C said...

I'd love to win the Moda's Granny Garden and Amelia fabric!

Judy1522 said...

I have no preference either would be nice to win.

Snoodles said...

Enjoyed seeing your projects -- some little ladies will be very happy to snuggle with those! I would love to win either one of your lovely apron fabric sets - they are both gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Richard Healey said...

I like the blue one.

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P.S. My wife says to tell you she loves the lady bugs

Anita said...

Love your aprons and tutorial! I would love to win the Grandmothers Garden, but they're both cute :)

Jodi said...

Great tutorial at Madam Samm's. What a clever idea how to make an apron. For sure I want to give this a try. Congrats on finishing up some of your UFOs. They all look great.

Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win. I like both apron kits but Moda's Granny Garden on the right is what I'd choose.

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Deb said...

The Pastel Plaid would be my choice! thanks for the giveaway and tutorial.

Teresa said...

I love the tutorial and I'm a follower.
Thanks for the giveaway.

What's Her Name said...

I love wearing aprons and this tutorial is great! one question- is the pattern big enough for a plus sized woman to wear?

Love the green plaid combo!

DachsiesWithMoxieMama@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Wow you've been busy! I loved your apron tutorial and your quilts are awesome too.

Jennifer :)

Cathy said...

I love this apron. I love the fact that tea toweling was used. I am excited, can you tell?

Teressa P. said...

Very cute aprons! I'd love to win :) alonzoteressa{at}hotmail{dot}com.

Sue Daurio said...

LOVE this apron, it's on my weekend project list. The quilting is gorgeous too!

Anonymous said...

What a cute apron! and easy too!
If I have to pick one I pick Granny
Garden. But they are both cute.
Bridgidk

Carolyn J. said...

The aprons are so cute. I like the Moda's Granny Garden....

Lynne said...

Very cute apron's. I would pick the Pastel Plaid. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Kievit said...

Am a follower, and like the Granny package! Thanks

Lisa said...

Lovely little quilts! I would choose grannys garden and amelia. thanks!

BonnieGay said...

You've really been busy, all your finished UFO's are beautiful. The apron is cute, I have a friend who would love one and since it seems easy enough I might even make one for me. I always forget to put an apron on until I am covered in flour or spaghetti sauce. Granny's garden probably would not show the splatters as much but I like the Moda Pastel Plaid best.BonnieGay

whistlebet57 said...

Ohh how cute!! I would love the blue fabric with the flowers. I will follow you blog becasue I am very impressed with your designs. Thanks soo much Elizabeth

Julie in WA said...

Granny Garden and Amelia for me! I love the vintage look!

Charity Lynn said...

I love them both! Either one would be a treat!

sandy said...

Moda's Pastel Plaid and Hideaway fabric would be my choice if I had to pick but I love them both. Thanks for the great tutorial, think I could even make one.

Sandy

Sarah Craig said...

I love your aprons, and how wonderful to finish up so many UFOs!! I especially like the lightning bugs quilt... Whoop whoop!!

Brenda said...

Granny's garden is my favorite! I am going to check out your tutorial now!

Renea said...

Loved your aprons. They are sew cute. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Mama Spark said...

Beautiful aprons. I choose one of the already made ones = 0

Christine M said...

I love your aprons. The Granny's Garden one is my favourite. I always wear an apron when I'm cooking.

Perfectly Printed said...

Just found your blog! I am a new follwer! Love the tea time apons! Granny Garden for me!! I'm off to see the tutorial I need an apron for this coming Saturday.

chris

Linda H said...

What a fun apron. Easy, peasy to make and I love both the options. The Granny Garden is my favorite, but not by much.

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