Sweet Orchard Apron

Welcome to my stop on the Sweet Orchard blog tour! I was so excited when Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane asked me to share in celebrating the release of her first fabric line, Sweet Orchard through Riley Blake Designs.

 

Sweet Orchard Riley Blake - Cassandra Madge

 

I was so happy to see this beautiful fabric in person – there is much to do with the range of prints that Sedef created – a perfect bias stripe, text print and a cheater patchwork which just begs to be fussy cut. Of course, no detail being spared even the selvedge is special with it’s row of pears.

 

Sweet Orchard Riley Blake - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Riley Blake - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Riley Blake - Cassandra Madge

 

Wanting to make something unique with this fabric, I chose an online tutorial for an apron, which will be my new craft apron for all my sewing adventures. The pattern is the “Flirty Apron” from The Dating Divas website.

 

Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge

 

Taking advantage of the double sided nature of the pattern, the pocket side contains a fun mixture of the different prints, however the reverse side is a great way to show off the cheater print and all the different elements.

 

Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge

 

I chose to use the text print for the pleated ruffles – both on top of the pocket and along the hem of the apron. I added a ribbon loop to the bottom of the pocket edge, ideal for hanging a pair of scissors or a wooden spoon from. I also stitched a seam 1/3 of the way across the pocket to split it in two – ideal for tucking in my phone or my rotary cutter.

 

Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge

 

I couldn’t resist stealing a square of fabric to embellish the pocket further – using double sided fusible and a couple of rows of stitching to secure it.

 

Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge

 

The soft grey bias stripe was the obvious choice for the neck strap and waist ties. If I remade this pattern I would make the neck strap shorter (I prefer my aprons to fit a little higher than it currently is) and I didn’t make the waist ties long enough for a truly flirty bow. Another good change would be to end the straps with a point rather than a square edge.

 

Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge Sweet Orchard Flirty Apron - Cassandra Madge

 

I just love this fabric and I am looking forward to adding it into my stash – I can see it being used in lots of projects in the future!

To follow along with the blog tour and see all the wonderful inspiration we have cooked up for you, here are all the dates and links! You can also follow the blog tour on Instagram and Facebook each day with the tags #sweetorchardblogtour and #sweetorchard, where we will have a few fun giveaways!

 

15 August Nadra ellisandhiggs.com
15 August Sarah alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
16 August Jemima tiedwitharibbon.com
16 August Anorina sameliasmum.com
17 August Lisa aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
17 August Minki minkikim.com
18 August Kimberly fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
18 August Keera livelovesew.com.au
19 August Cassie cassandramadge.com
19 August Liz & Elizabeth simplesimonandco.com
22 August Samantha aquapaisleystudio.com
22 August Xanthe wife-made.com
23 August Peta shequiltsalot.com
23 August Stacy stacyolsondesign.com
24 August Sharon lilabellelane.blogspot.com
24 August Amy diaryofaquilter.com
25 August Sarah piccolostudio.com.au
25 August Kristyne prettybyhand.com
26 August Jennie cloverandviolet.com
26 August Megan quiltstory.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can get your hands on Sweet Orchard through your local quilt shop and Riley Blake Designs distributor, or Millhouse Collections in Australia.

 

 

 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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3 Responses

  1. HI, your projects are so so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous Cassie! I love the blue and grey you’ve used, they look so great in the apron 🙂

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