Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rivers of Ruffles...

Boy, I have to tell you....if I don't have to make another ruffle for awhile, I'll be a happy camper, hahaha. I joined Shawnee's One Moore Ruffled Apron Swap...the apron had to be from Morgan Moore's Tutorial OR a similar pattern, hence the "Moore." I chose to make my partner's apron from the pattern "Pretty Pastoral," from The Perfect Apron by Rob Merrett. It includes three deep ruffles and a very flattering bib. My partner, Melinda, asked for "black and white with bright colors and I also love pink and feminine." Well, I managed to cram ALL that into one apron! I used mostly Michael Miller fabric, using the Gypsy Bandana and Lush, and Picnic ginghams. I threw in some Bella Flora by Studio, and a black & white dot from JoAnn Fabrics. Here's the apron - I made straight-grain tape from the dot and edged the bottoms of each ruffle to make the fabrics pop...


Of course, the Ruffle-Kerfuffle didn't stop there...I made a matching ruffled potholder...and added a single ruffle to one of my Shoop-Shoop Bags...

And embellished a raspberry dishtowel with yet MORE ruffles...

At this point, I was getting a bit tired of ruffling, but I ruffled on...and finished the package off with a ruffled tote!
Front

And the back, with a divided pocket

I made a jelly roll of about 20 fabrics...
As for the extra goodies, I included three spools of thread, a bamboo point presser and turner, a package of flathead "button" pins, and three packages of beads...


And here it is altogether! I hope my partner LOVES her apron swap package as much as I had fun making it! Thanks, Shawnee, for another wonderful swap...even if I AM tired of ruffles now ;-)

9 comments:

Cathy said...

Holy Cow1 What an amazing swap!

Cathy said...

Holy Cow1 What an amazing swap!

Shawnee H said...

I absolutely adore this package. Everything is ruffly and perfect. Thanks for being so sweet to Melinda - her last partner strung us along and then never sent one out. You are the BEST!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

That's one lucky swap partner!!! Love the ruffles, still have to try them but the totes are worth it!! Love it all!!

Kristin said...

This is one of the cutest things ever! All these colors make me smile!!!!

Jody said...

I love my lime green and black/white apron you made for me when you were an angel for Val--it's one of my favorites and I've had to guard it from my friends!!

CJ said...

Nadine,
That is the sweetest apron!! Soooo happy-looking!!!! :) and your matching accessories are awesome! Thanks for sharing with us :)

Yarni Gras! said...

pure "awesomeness"...that what it is!

jennifer robin said...

Your Purse was an inspiration to me and I decided to add a purse to the Angel package I have sent to Ruth!! Her partner flaked, and I just needed this package to be extra special!! Thanks for the idea!!