Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wistful Winds Blog Tour

Good morning!
Welcome to day 8 of the Wistful Winds Blog Tour!

I am so happy for my friend, Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs.  She recently came out with another beautiful fabric line for Riley Blake Designs called, Wistful Winds.  And when she asked me to participate in the blog tour, I couldn't say no.  It's such a cute line.  Plus, Shari is so talented and has such a sweet heart!  

For my project, I decided to make my daughter a new apron.  She had outgrown her other one (she's growing up so fast I can't even take it anymore! :)  I thought I'd try out the free "Amy Apron Tutorial" by Esther from the blog Wholly Kao.  I've had it "pinned" on my Pinterest board, More Sewing, for a while now.  I love putting my "pins" to good use, don't you?

Esther's tutorial is really simple and easy to follow.

I love the little pleats around the edge of the apron!

I did tweak Esther's pattern just a tiiiiny bit.  First,  I used 3 fabrics instead of 2 (because I wanted to incorporate more of Shari's darling prints!) and second, I made two short neck ties rather than one strap that was secured on both sides.  I wanted it to be adjustable for my growing daughter.

I love the aqua stripe.  I thought it paired well with the red floral but there are lots of other great prints in Wistful Winds that I wish I could have incorporated, as well.  There are more florals, geometrics, dots and one with clouds and little girls holding flowers!  So fun!

My daughter chose the red floral and I think it was a great choice!  
She really loves how it turned out!

Thanks again to Shari for asking me to participate in the Wistful Winds Blog Tour.  I had so much fun making this apron and playing with her sweet fabrics.  Wistful Winds fabrics will be available in stores next week.

There are so many great projects being shared on the tour.  I do hope you'll go check them all out! Here's the tour schedule...

October 3rd:
Amy Sinibaldi -
Kristyne Czepuryk -
October 4th: 
Amanda Niederhauser -
Amy Smart -

October 5th: 
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones -
Christine Cook -

October 6th: 
Elea Lutz -
Jodie Carleton -

October 7th: 
Sedef Imer -
Jina Barney -

October 10th: 
Elizabeth Evans -
Kimberly Bourne -

October 11th: 
Jemima Flendt -
Nadra Ridgeway -
Amy Chappel -

October 12th: 
Katie Skoog -
Amber Johnson -

Tina -                

October 13th: 
Angie Wilson -
Clare Horsman -
Deanna Wall -

October 14th: 
Melissa Mortenson -
Jessica Stewart  -
Gwen Sager -
Shari Butler -

Happy quilting (and sewing)!
~ Amber

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