While playing around with patchwork, I envisioned an apron. I’d been playing around with triangles, with no particular rhyme or reason. Digging around in my stash, I decided to see what I could do with triangles. After putting together several squares, I thought they’d make an interesting border for an apron. I lined another square to use as a pocket.
The apron skirt, waistband and ties came from my stash. The skirt is approximately 24″ wide by 15″ long, and the patchwork border adds about 6″. I cut a contrasting 3″ x 24″ strip for the waistband, and 3″ x 40″ for the ties. As a feminine touch, I added some lace above the patchwork, and I used a feather stitch to accent the patchwork.
You’ll note that the colors and prints follow no particular order, and that doesn’t really matter at all. The patchwork is just a cheerful and colorful accent. I topstitched the waistband for some added detail.
Finally, here is a close up of the dish towel loop on the left of the apron, opposite the pocket. I made it a little longer than most patterns I’ve seen, because I think it’s more useful that way.
My sister Jackie was the lucky recipient of my stash-busting little project. She loves to cook, and I know she appreciates my work. Imagine what I could do if I actually started with a pattern and a plan!