As part of the Sewing Buddy Project, for Challenge #2 we were instructed to "create two projects that coordinate or reference one another through the use of color". Buddy Jennie and I tackled this color challenge with gusto! Jennie focused on improving her sewing room with beautiful and functional quilted pieces (including a sewing machine cover, thread catcher, pin cushion and sewing mat):
Look at all that work! I love the beautiful handmade piping, sweet buttons and fabric tape measure detail. Just in case her space wasn't cheery enough with those lovely pieces, she also whipped up a sunny wall hanging:
So pretty and intricate! I know she was also working on a chair cushion, so pop on over to Porch Swing Quilts to check it out.
I wanted to replace some well-worn kitchen items, so my half of the Buddy Project was to make oven mitts, pot holders, and a new apron. My kitchen is pretty neutral, but I have yellow as the main accent color, with a bit of turquoise thrown in there for fun. I loved bold designs of these Lotta Jansdotter fabrics:Oh Deer! by MoMo for Moda) and stripes (Simpatico by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud9 Fabrics) for my oven mitts (pattern found here).
Even after I'm done cooking, I tend to wear my apron around the house, so I designed this one with princess seams to be less frilly and more fitted. The original incarnation was a bit too simple, so I added a little scalloped neckline and a boutonniere, so I can pretend I'm going to the prom while making dinner :) And it's blue polka dotted on the reverse side, so it's actually reversible!
Here's me, pretending my Dutch oven doesn't weigh as much as my two year old as I wait for my camera timer to go off.
And here's a close up of the boutonniere, which was made from four folded circles of fabric, sewn together at the center with a fabric covered button. Easy!