Monday, May 28, 2012

Love at First Stitch, "Oh Snap" Tutorial, and Beach Postcards

I wasn't going to post today, but I just got so excited when I finished this postcard that I had to share!!

The theme for this swap is "Reproduction Fabric Aprons", and I knew as soon as I saw the theme exactly what I wanted to try out.  I saw this pattern, by "Charise Creates" at the "Sew Out Loud Quilt Along", and wanted to adapt it to an apron postcard.  The only problem is that I had never tried out freezer paper paper piecing before. 

I shrank the pattern down, made a few modifications, and started muddling through it.  My smile got bigger and bigger with each step, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.  It's love at first stitch!!  My only problem now is that I don't want to give it away :-).  I'll just have to make more!!
I also got my "Where I want to be" postcards finished.  They'll go out tomorrow!!
Finally, I have some exciting news about my "Oh Snap" quilt block. 
Caroline, from Trillium Designs, a talented quilter, seamstress, and fellow Oregonian, agreed to create a PDF pattern for it so that anyone can make it!!  You can find it on her blog!!  I am super thrilled and excited that she was generous enough to make it!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


  1. That postcard is so cute! No wonder you don't want to send it off. :)

  2. Oh snap - congratulations! On the pattern AND that wonderful block!

  3. Cool dress!! Very summery :) And as a postcard - too clever!! Followed you over from Quilt Story.

  4. Love the apron! Need a beach? I have a few close by! ;) Your postcards are great. So glad you got the pattern worked out. I have already gone and downloaded it.

  5. How adorable......someone is going to squeal with delight when they receive it :0), nicely done.

    Happy sewing