My niece recently graduated from High School and is headed to College soon. I still can’t believe it! I wanted to give her a graduation gift, so here’s what I came up with.
I’ve had this bundle of Cotton and Steel Ginghams on my shelf for a while now. I finally decided what would be the perfect quilt to make with it. The pattern I chose was Lunden’s Charity Block designed by Erin Jensen (@mommy2lu on instagram).
This is such a fun block to make. I just randomized my colors so that all the blocks are different. I ended up making 20 blocks.
Trying to take a picture on a windy day is tricky! Luckily, you can still see how amazing this quilt turned out. It is my new favorite.
The perfect way to dress up any simple project is to add a dresden flower. Dresden flowers look fancy and difficult, but with the right tools, it’s easy! I made this simple apron for my cute niece today, but it needed something to dress it up. Adding the dresden flowers to the pockets was the perfect finishing touch.
Now the fun part — making it cute! I cut my pockets 6.5 inches square, serged all 4 edges, and pressed the edges under. Top stitch along the top of the pocket. I used this awesome dresden template from Nancy’s Notions to make the flowers. The best part about this ruler is that you can make so many different sizes of flowers, with only one ruler. I cut my pedals 2 inches. It’s a big template, but it still works great for small pieces!
I top stitched around my edges and added my center circle. Now my pocket is ready to be sewn onto the apron.