Hello! And welcome to my day of the Moda Country Fair blog hop. Glad to see you here!
I'm Camille Roskelley, mom to 3 boys, wife to Jarom, owner of one lazy yellow lab.
My little company is called Thimble Blossoms and I am a quilter, designer, fabric hoarder and Dr. Pepper connoisseur. Lover of aqua, red gray and green and all things quilting. This is my very favorite quilt at the moment:
(from my Swoon pattern)
My Farmer's Wife (in progress) is probably my second favorite.
What is my favorite fair food?
Funnel cakes. Hands down. OH MY GOODNESS I love me a funnel cake. I want to try making these at home one of these days. Yum.
What is my guilty pleasure?
What is on my bucket list?
At the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember has been "Drive across the Golden Gate bridge". I finally got to do that a year or so ago and it was awesome. Now at the top of the list? Hawaii. I've wanted to visit Hawaii my whole life, and am determined to get there one day. (Husband, you reading this?)
What inspires my work?
Hmm.. this is always such a tricky question to answer. It sounds so silly to say everything, but really, everything? Bathroom tile, antique quilts... just regular doodling in the school pickup lane. Sometimes a certain fabric just calls for a certain quilt design. Can't really explain it without sounding a little crazy.
Now about my project for the blog hop... Well, kind of a funny story. When we got married, one of Jarom's great aunts gave us a funny little apron for our dish soap. When we opened the gift and saw an apron on a shiny new bottle of dish soap, we laughed and laughed, then promptly set it next to our sink. It lived there for 5 years, all lacey and fancy, always a topic of conversation when people visited our little apartment. Eventually the apron had seen better days, and the lace had just about had it, so we took the apron off. It was a sad day.
When I heard about the Moda country fair, this was the first project I thought of. And now I'm going to tell you how you can make your dish soap as fancy as ours.
2 Ruby Layer Cake squaress (or any pieces of fabric that are big enough to fit the template)
1 package of extra wide double fold bias tape
10" x 10" piece of cotton batting
1. Open the apron template here, save/drag it to your desktop. Print the template, making sure it is at 100%. It should measure 7-1/4" from side to side if printed correctly.
2. Make a quilt sandwich with two layer cake squares and cotton batting. Pin the apron template on top. Cut around it at the edge.
3. Quilt it however you'd like, I quilted mine in 5/8" increments with my walking foot. Easy! Trim the threads that are hanging over the edge.
4. Stitch a small piece of bias tape on side (2).
5. Pin and stitch bias tape along the bottom side (1) of the apron, 1/8" from the inside edge.
6. Pin the bias tape to the apron as shown below. Leave 8" of extra bias tape on the left side. Fold tape ends under and stitch 1/8" from the edge. Follow along side (3) leave a bit of extra at the top, as shown below, then continue stitching along side (4). Leave 8 more inches.
7. Tie it on your curviest dish soap, and make one for everyone you know, including your great aunt who might need a new one.
(Isn't she pretty?)
Oh, and if you want to watch this video from Schoolhouse at Quilt Market where I talk about the apron go ahead. I can't. Too painful. Do I really sound like that??
Don't forget to stop by Edyta's tomorrow for her project, and continue with the rest of the Moda designers all month long.
I almost forgot, if you want to win a Ruby jelly roll or a pack of Ruby/Moda treats, leave a comment here, and tell me your favorite fabric line EVER. (Thank you Moda for the fabric!)
That's it for me. Better get back to work. It's going to be a late night, and there are kids to get to school tomorrow morning, a baby to chase up and down the stairs, and about a thousand things to cross of my list tomorrow. Don't feel too bad for me, most of them involve fabric.
Good luck! And happy country fair to you all.
**Thank you everybody for entering! This contest is closed, see the winners here.**