Monday, November 16, 2015

American Patchwork & Quilting Radio

Hi everyone!  I'm looking forward to being a guest on American Patchwork and Quilting radio later today.  Host Pat Sloan and I will discuss my new book, A Bit of Appliqué: Easy Projects with Modern Flair, as well as other quilty and sew-y things.

The show will broadcast live from 4 pm – 5pm Eastern time.  You can listen live by visiting All People Quilt’s link.  And I'll be sure to link up the podcast when we're done, in case you'd like to listen later.

You can subscribe to all the previous American Patchwork & Quilting talks in iTunes and listen anytime.  If you need help, Pat has links and instructions for listening to the podcasts on the radio show page of her website.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mushroom Pocket Apron *free* pattern

I originally designed this whimsical and flattering apron for my book, A Bit of Applique.  It didn't make it into the book due to space constraints, and since I'd already done most of the work, I'm making it available as a free pattern here!

The Mushroom Pocket Apron is reversible, has a very flattering, swingy a-line shape, and, best of all, is adorned with a completely adorable mushroom applique... which is also a functional pocket!  (Thus the very ingenious name.)  So start gathering your giant ric rac and some happy fabrics.

The Mushroom Pocket Apron pattern is available in PDF format here.  It includes full instructions and illustrations, as well as all the pattern pieces you will need.

I think you'll enjoy both making and wearing this delightful project.  If you do, please post a pic on Instagram and tag me (@formwork). I'd love to see what you make!!