Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Think Ruffles!

Another blog hop is beginning, and I had to stop working on my Delightful Stars Quilt-Along to get something made!  Never fear.  I will be back on schedule this week.

I've never been big on ruffles.  Mostly, I have added them to pillows.  It's not that I find them difficult; I just don't particularly like to do them.  That said, I haven't participated in the last couple of hops and wanted to get back in the loop.

I had bookmarked this apron pattern from One More Moore some time ago, thinking it would be really cute to make.  I made one, then I altered the pattern to make aprons for my 2 granddaughters.  I was happy with the outcome.  It is a quick and easy pattern.


They are all 3 very bright and will look great on my granddaughters, Julia and Lauren.  I am planning on giving the peach and black one to a friend for a benefit.  I made a ruffled dish towel to go with it.

  I thought they looked cute on the clothes line, but I am a retired science teacher--today I was subbing at my old school and went looking for a model.  I found the perfect one!

           Here she is modeling the apron and the dish towel--this is where you can usually find mine.

                       Then, I asked her to model all 3 for me.  She was very agreeable!



That's it for this hop!  Please visit the other ladies who are ruffling today!  Thanks Madame Samm and Amy for all of your time and talent organizing this great hop.  Who knows what great project I might find: I just might continue ruffling.  I guess making ruffles isn't all that bad.  These aprons went without a ruffle--well, with ruffles, but without a hitch?  Today's schedule:


Just Quilt It -- you are here

75 comments:

  1. Your ruffles are great...and who wouldn't want an apron that looks like yours...although that model is looking a little thin. ;)

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  2. Lovely ruffled apron and a very cooperative model ;).

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  3. Three very pretty ruffled aprons, but I think you should have given your model a break or two.

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  4. I had the exact same thoughts about ruffles :) but this hop has made me bedfriend them a bit more, too! Cute, cute aprons... and what a perfect model, haha!

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  5. Sweet aprons and dish towel! Your model is perfect, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very nice. They're going to love those aprons!

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  7. Cute aprons and fun 'model' :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. what a sincerely great idea! I feel like I am getting an idea form each of the posts today, but I really do need an apron*\0/* I think your granddaughters are going to be delighted with what you have made, very well done!

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  9. Adorable aprons...your granddaughters are going to love them. Thanks for sharing!!
    Happy stitching, Pauline

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  10. Your aprons are so cute and I think the model needs them to warm her up. LOL
    Thanks for sharing your creativity Pauline.

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  11. Ha..Ha... Looks like that model has been there for a while!! Beautiful aprons.

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  12. Hahaha, your model ist just cutie, my boys just saw it and want me now to buy such a model.... well, where should I buy this thing? I am not a science teacher, LOL!
    You did well, and me also, not big on ruffles but I also tried and I am happy with the result which is not yet ready..... but I have some more days time to finish.
    Thanks for the laugh!

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  13. Lovely aprons! Tell your model she should get one too to go with the lovely purple around her neck, perhaps something in a lavender print? Great idea for the fundraiser idea too

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  14. Happy ruffles day! Love the model as much as your aprons.

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  15. Great ruffled aprons. Love your model!

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  16. Very sweet aprons! But, I think your model needs to eat some of the food she'll be cooking wearing them lol.

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  17. what science teacher retired or not would not be able to produce some kind of formula to convince even a skeleton to pose lol LOVE the ruffled aprons, even though you are not a ruffled lady you managed to swoon me in ruffled laughter…x

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  18. Love the aprons! The color choices are great, as usual. I know Julia and Lauren will love them. Great choice for a model! :)

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  19. Your model looks so lovely in those adorable aprons! Too funny!

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  20. Ha ha! Love your model! Those sweet aprons even make HER look good!

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  21. Oh my!!! I laughed til I hurt when I saw your model...great idea!! wonderful little aprons too.

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  22. Those are great aprons! So bright and cheerful. The dish towel is lovely too. Great job.

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  23. Great apron pattern! Ruffles make great aprons!

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  24. Your granddaughters are very lucky to have such a fun and creative Grandma! The aprons are lovely. On a non-quilty note THANK YOU for being a teacher.

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  25. Cute, cute! Love that model. :) blessings, marlene

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  26. Great aprons! Your model is just as spectacular!! :)

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  27. That has the be the greatest model we have seen yet! LOL! What great aprons. Your gonna have the best dress grands in the world!

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  28. Your "model" brought a big smile to my face. Thanks for brightening my morning with your pretty ruffled aprons and photo shoot ... :) Pat

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  29. Love the aprons and they look fabulous on your model. I found that making ruffles was not so bad and I may continue to make a few more things too. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  30. Very cute ruffled aprons. Your model looks darling. :o) ~Shari

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  31. Cute ruffles aprons. Your model is stunning as well!

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  32. Love your ruffly aprons. Ruffles were the worst technique to teach as students kept breaking the threads and although they look nice, they are frustrating to conquer. Love your model. My sister is a retired middle school science teacher-she'd love your able assistant. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Oh, my gosh, that is hilarious with the skeleton... I'll bet you are a fun teacher. The ruffled aprons are just so cute!

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  34. Oh my--that model is something else! But appropriate all things considered. I bet all 3 of the gals are going to be happy with the results of your ruffling up those aprons! Good job, Kathy!

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  35. I've made a ruffled apron too and just love them!

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  36. Love the ruffled aprons, and your model is fab!

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  37. Very cute aprons and I have always loved a tea towel with something extra to make it more fun to use.

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  38. OK, need to make these. One for myself and one for each daughter (not sure the oldest will wear ruffles, but we will see!)

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  39. Your aprons are so pretty! And you found a model who won't complain about you taking too many pictures, and will hold still for long periods of time!

    Susie

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  40. What? No ruffles for the monkey boys???

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  41. Them bones look FANCY!!!!! love it!

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  42. Cute aprons and I bet your model never complains!

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  43. Love the ruffled aprons and what a great model ;-)

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  44. Your aprons are really cute! I wear one everyday but mine is a non-ruffled one. I think it is time I hopped on the ruffle-train!

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  45. Very cute aprons. Ruffles and aprons just go together for sure. Love your model.

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  46. Love your ruffles and your model

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  47. Love your ruffled aprons -- I am not a ruffley person either, but I bet my granddaughter would love one of those! :)

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  48. So fun and your model is a hoot! Beth @ Words & Stiches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  49. Lovely ruffled aprons. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  50. Love your sense of silly, and the model. Great aprons which will be well loved, I'm sure.

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  51. Your aprons really have me shaken up. Too cute! Isn't it great to have a model that doesn't talk back!
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  52. Love all those ruffles. And the model is great, but someone needs to take her aside and convince her to get a little more fat in her diet. She looks emaciated! What's with girls these days, always wanting to diet? I'm sure your granddaughters will be pleased with those aprons!

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  53. Super cute aprons! They look fun to make and to wear.

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  54. How ruffly cute! Sure hope your friend is more lively than your model was! lol Great colors!

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  55. You made me smile with that model. Very cute aprons.

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  56. The aprons are so very cute ... your granddaughters are going to love them. They can wear them when they make a few cheeseburgers for your model.

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  57. Those are the cutest aprons and the model has charisma.

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  58. Oohhh -- That is the BEST model ever!!! Amazing and solo versatile! I cant' wait to tell my nurse coworkers this one :)
    The aprons are adorable too!! Really nice!

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  59. Love the Aprons! But your model has definitely stolen the show!!! Tooooo fun!!! :)

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  60. Love, love, love the aprons!! Great model as well. Thanks for sharing and taking part in the blog hop.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  61. Your aprons are so cute and your module..how clever you are to find such a perfect model. LOL

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  62. Your aprons are very cute! I've seen many skinny models but I think yours has gone too far!

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  63. Those aprons are so cute!

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  64. OMG, I nearly bust a gut laughing at the skeleton, that is funny, and the aprons are cute to.. So nice to see you again to :)

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  65. The aprons are fantastic. Love the model!

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  66. what a fun and creative post ... and your ruffles are very fun too!! Thank you for sharing!

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  67. Ruffles and aprons sure do go together! ....and when you're as slender as your model, you can wear lots of them :)

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  68. Your model is absolutely hilarious. Do love the ruffled aprons for your little ones, but your model doesn't really do the aprons justice. The aprons, however, do your model very much justice!

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  69. I just love ruffled aprons they look so special.

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  70. Love those ruffled aprons! My granny Ida always had an apron on!

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  71. The aprons are great. My husband was a science teacher and had a skeleton in his room. Wish I had thought of dressing it up once in a while. The aprons look great on the model.

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  72. My mother and each of my grandmothers always more aprons. I have never been an apron gal and wish II were. I have a couple tucked in a drawer. It's just not a habit I have developed. My clothes certainly wish I had developed the habit, too. The ruffles are just beautiful and beg to be worn and displayed for others to see. I love your humor to use the model. I'm battling probably 2-3 kidney stones and last Thursday night I sure felt like your model looks - lol. Thanks for getting back in the hop and being a great inspiration. I like the towel/apron combo.

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