Inspired by My Fabric Stash

duckWe have had a lot of gray, rainy weather here in Massachusetts lately…so much so that a duck actually took up residence in a puddle outside our office window. This is certainly not the kind of spring weather we longed for during our very snowy winter!

So, looking for something to lift my spirits, I decided to do a little sewing and paid a visit to my fabric stash. After sifting through a number of bins, I grabbed several color combinations and set them out to consider. I had selected some batiks, some fun brights, and several colorful prints.

fabric stashIt didn't take me long to settle on some fabric with a blueberry motif. Nothing reminds me of warm weather more than blueberries and, when I looked at the blueberry fabric, I had to smile. I immediately forgot about the rain falling outside my window, and knew I just had to do something fun with this fabric…but what?

stitch apronI thought about making a little tote, or maybe adding some trim to some hand towels for my kitchen to brighten things up, but then the new Stitch magazine arrived and all previous thoughts were quickly discarded.

As I paged through the issue, I gazed upon page after page of cool projects, and I marked the ones I wanted to make. (It's quite the list!)

I had to choose one to start with and I quickly decided on the reversible demi hostess apron by Cinzia Alloca. I decided to use the blueberry fabric for the front and a complimentary blue fabric with white dots for the back.

stitch apronThe included pattern in Stitch made it really simple, and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I am quite pleased with my results. Now I just have to decide if I keep the apron or gift it. Hmm. 

I can't wait to get started on my next project. Will it be the roll-up picnic placemat… the toiletry bag… maybe the fizz table runner.

Be sure to check out the summer issue of Stitch. You'll run out of time before you run out of inspiration.

Happy stitching!


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