Welcome to the Playroom at 14 Peonystreet!

Why we call it the 'Playroom': the place whence objects pleasing to the eye are brought from the drawing board to reality, after much discussion with the ancestors.....

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sommarhus Apron

Sommarhus Apron
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New 3/4 length apron design.
Same criss-cross - No Tie - over the head and arms through design,
like the Farmhouse Apron, only shorter.
Will hit to mid thigh on most people.
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I LOVE this apron!
I want to wear it all day.
It's perfect for the warmer weather.
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"Sommarhus" is Swedish for "Summer House",
which is a place to vacation in the summer months.
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Fit is the same as for the Farmhouse Apron, these are measurements OVER
your clothing.
 
Medium: 34-36 inches
Large: 38-40 inches
X Large: 42-44 inches
XXLarge: 46-48 inches
XXXLarge: 50-52 inches
 


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Easy Baby Quilt to Make


Occasionally, I get asked to make a baby quilt on short notice, like lately. I didn’t feel too much like ordering any new fabric, so I looked around at what I already had in my stash. I found a free pattern and a Charm Square pack I had set aside- so here we go!

This is an Easy baby quilt that you can make from one Charm Square pack of 5 inch squares (36 squares). It’s based on a design by Kate Spain- which you can get here: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_verna.pdf 

 
I only made a couple changes–I used a two and a half inch (unfinished) square for the very middle of the quilt, and instead of the 2 ½ inch inner border, I made it 1 ½ inches for a finished 1 inch inner border- the purple and green polka dot.

The Charm Pack I used is The Three Bears Collection by Darlene Zimmerman from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Don’t know if you could find these anymore, as it was from a few years ago. But there are SO MANY great fabrics out these days, I’m sure you won’t have any trouble finding a Charm Pack to use instead of this one.

You can make the top in an afternoon. I used all fabrics I had already, so it was quite easy, but did have to purchase backing and binding. Quilting is a large "X" in the alternate squares, and a lopsided five point star in the other blocks, with meandering in the border.
This quilt finished size was 39 inches square.


Voila! One Baby Quilt, ready to go!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nothing's Happening.......

Nothing’s really happening these days.....unless you consider
there’s some magic beans in the field
 
French Hydrangeas blooming
 
Turkey’s visiting
 
Rabbits running
 
Blueberries almost ripe for picking
 
Roses blooming
 
and
Garden’s growing....
 
No not much happening.....but summer, I guess!

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