Good Morning! Welcome to my stop on the Apple Farm Blog Hop.
I have been anxiously awaiting this day. For those of you who have been following me for any time at all, I am sure you are aware of my fondness for Elea Lutz, her incredible talents and her adorable fabric lines. Just when you think fabric can’t get any cuter, out comes her newest collection… Apple Farm for Penny Rose fabrics. It pretty much sums up cute in one bundle; Gingham, plaid, tiny florals, and the cutest bears picking apples and picnicking about. So, needless to say, I was elated when she asked me to join in on the blog hop.
So, lets get right to it!One of my favorite skirts that Madeleine wears is the pinwheel skirt I made for her last year. She is just shy of outgrowing it, so I used the same idea in this sweet and simple play dress. (Made using this pattern. I added the pinwheels to the skirt panels and doubled the panels over to cover any ugly seams and work as a lining.) I made the pinwheels out of the smaller scale prints in Apple Farm, which I have to say make the most gorrrrr-geous pinwheels, and I finished the outfit off with a fun little patchwork bandanna to match. Since we are just a week away from starting school here, I thought a few school themed projects would be in order!
For the patchwork apple pillow I just sewed together different sized fabric pieces into a large square, quilted the square patchwork to the batting itself, and then cut the shape of an apple out. I then used that quilted apple piece as a pattern for the backing and stuffed and added binding as normal. Lastly, I hand tacked the little leaf into place. Voila!
I stuck to mostly the red and pink prints for Madeleine’s apple pillow. I plan on making a similar one in the green and brown prints for Liam. It is the perfect sized pillow for the children to rest their heads on on their desks during break time, and it makes for cute decor in our school room.
Last up is a fun little A-B-C mini quilt for our art wall in the school room.
For each design, I drew the pictures and letters onto paper and then traced and cut them out of fabric, appliqued them onto the linen and stitched them into place with black thread. To finish it off I added a little tag (…because those cute little flowers!) and then hand quilted it.Thank you for joining me today! I had so much fun with each of these projects and I am positive you will find just as much inspiration with the Apple Farm fabrics as I did!!
Be sure to also check out The Fat Quarter Shop today for their fun Apple Farm stop, and then the fun continues tomorrow with Taunja at Carried Away Quilting and Nadra at Ellis and Higgs. Yay!!
At the bottom of this post is the full line-up of the blog hop.
11 thoughts on “Apple Farm Blog Hop”
Love all the cute projects you made with this delicious fabric. The apple pillow is especially cute and the dress……beautiful!
Thank you so much!
Everything is absolutely precious . . . the projects and the little models. You have such a gift! What a lovely way to start the day. 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind words! So sweet of you! 🙂 🙂
Bridgette!! My heart just melted all over the floor. Ohhhh my goodness!! I’m not sure where to start because it’s all just so lovely! The little dress for your daughter (she is the sweetest!), that apple pillow, that bandanna (ohhh!) and then the mini quilt – precious in every. single. way. What a joy and honor to see your beautiful work with this line. Thank you for making my week a whole lot brighter!!
Thank you so much, Elea! It is truly a pleasure sewing with your adorable fabric!! I am always so in awe at each little print. The honor is all mine! 🙂
That headscarf is gorgeous! And I just love the little floral stamp at the bottom of that mini!
Thank you, Michelle! 🙂 🙂
Bridgette! I just adore your gorgeous pieces. I have been so super excited for this blog hop too and am having trouble stopping making things for my own turn – the fabric is just as amazing as you say. I love the dress and the sweet pinwheels on the hem, what a beautiful detail! The little bandana just looks so perfect with it! And who couldn’t love an Apple cushion! The ABC wall chart is really sweet, I love that idea! You’ve done such an amazing job! Megan x
Just love your blog! What a sweet family you are, and love what you’ve made with Apple Farm xx