Monday, February 16, 2009

"Recipe" for Brightening up the Kitchen

Start with a bright and lively print:
Cut and piece with other vivid prints - polka dot fabrics are highly recommended "ingredients" for this....

Next, take those fabrics and combine with a lovely design such as Meg's Emmeline apron.
Now, cut up an out of style wool coat and add the patchwork pieces, a custom quilted lining and binding to make some zippy looking oven mitts.


Ta-da! Now wasn't that a simple way to brighten up your winter kitchen?


(Best part of this apron design is being able to reverse it whenever the mood strikes or a spill happens ;o)

17 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to add colour to your kitchen! Those patchwork mitts are especially sweet, as is the reversible apron.

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  2. LOVE that print. You are really great at taking that fabric and transforming it into SO much goodness!!!!

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  3. Katherine this print just made me smile! I love that apron!!

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  4. Oh my!! That's just gorgeous, Katherine. Simply beautiful.

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  5. Katherine, that is just lovely!!! It is an excellent way to brighten your kitchen!! I love it!

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  6. Oh those are pretty. And what a great way to repurpose an old wool coat!

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  7. very pretty! good luck getting that red thread!

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  8. So cute! You did a great job of combining colors to make something great!

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  9. Very fun! I love that apron pattern. I have and have never used it! Shame on me!!

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  10. what fun projects! i've been dreaming of sewing new things for my kitchen. all my stuff is looking pretty dingy lately.

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  11. The fabrics are so "fruity juicy"!!! The apron looks great and I love the patchwork mitts, everything matches! The sun will shining in the kitchen!

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  12. Tee perfect recipe! I love all the different contrasting patterns you chose. I have a funny story about the "big fruit" fabric - when my daughter was around three I took her to the fabric store to choose some yardage for a dress. It was going to have a simple knit bodice and I had in mind a sweet, small print. But oh no, she wanted the "big fruit" not what I had in mind at all. She wore that dress all the time.

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  13. definitely works as a brightening agent!

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  14. What a beautiful apron and oven mitt set!!! I love them!

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  15. Gorgeous fabrics Katherine! I am really loving all your "scrappy" stuff at the moment. It's all so elegant! Very un-scrappy!

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