stitch: Last minute Valentine’s Day Gift

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I decided to make mini aprons for all my single girlfriends this Valentine’s with Alexander Henry’s “Game of Love” fabric paired with Moda’s Pink Ombre fabric. I mean, who wouldn’t want to receive this on Valentine’s right? Right.

Supplies:
– 1/2 yard for the front, cut 22in x 18in
– 1/2 yard for the back, cut 22in x 18in
– 4 ft of coordinating ribbon

Directions:
Place front fabric and back fabric right sides together. Cut the 4 ft of ribbon in half. Place and pin one ribbon in the upper left corner 1/2 in from the top (between the front and back fabric), with about an 1in of the ribbon sticking out. Repeat the same process on the right hand side.

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Pin the rest of the sides together, sew the fabric with a 1/2in seam, but remember to leave an opening at the bottom of the apron. Turn apron right side out. Iron bottom seam close and top stitch with 1/4in seam.

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Viola! Valentine’s Day apron is finished.

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Enjoy! xo Kristi

stitch: Modern Patchwork Mini Quilt

CityCraft is hosting Modern Patchwork Mini Quilt club – a monthly meet-up to showcase mini quilts made from unique patterns in Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. Our second meeting was last night, I was running late and caught the tail end of it – as in I ran in to show Callie my mini quilt, she snapped a pic and then I headed home due to the fact everyone else had already left.

Initially, the pattern called for 9 swatches of fabric (you can view Elizabeth’s write-up here), but the graphic designer in me decided to simplify the pattern and only use 5 colors. I have to say, I’m really happy with the way it turned out and can’t wait to make a full size quilt.

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When it came time to quilt the block, I decided to keep it simple and use straight line stitching. Didn’t take as long as I thought and will more than likely use straight line stitching for the full size.

Hope you guys enjoy the post. Will let you know how the next mini quilt goes. Cheers! xo Kristi

stitch: Quilt Sneak Peek

A slew of my friends are having babies this summer, so I’ve been a busy bee on the weekends making various baby blankets. I haven’t had a chance to properly photograph the current quilt that I just completed, but wanted to post a snap shot. I am absolutely loving the pattern and color combo. It’s the perfect quilt for a summer picnic in the park, right?!  Cheers! xo Kristi

stitch: Wiksten Tank Pattern Review

I made the Wiksten tank over the weekend with a fabulous print from Liberty of London (which I had purchased 3 years ago while traveling) and couldn’t believe how easy the pattern and step-by-step instructions were. Seriously, start to finish it took about 2.5 hours (due to tracing the pattern out first). Initially, I envisioned myself wearing this tank with white skinny jeans and heels, aka typical summer attire in Dallas. Once I tried it on though, I realized it was just a bit too short in the front on my frame for jeans. Happy to say though, the tank looks great tucked in to a pencil skirt!

CityCraft  blogged about the Wiskten Tova Top last week, which will be my next weekend project as well. If you’re in Dallas you can purchase both patterns at CityCraft, otherwise they’re available online here. Cheers! xo Kristi

stitch: Color Block Clutch Tutorial

Color blocking has been all over pinterest lately, so I decided to make 2 color block clutches this weekend. I worked out the kinks last night with the template and the color block clutch tutorial is now ready to download.

I’m so excited to make additional clutches – the color possibilities are endless. Please send us pics of your clutches at moderndrygoods@gmail.com. Cheers! xo Kristi

stitch: Chevron quilt progress


One of my creative resolutions this year is to finish my first chevron quilt and I’m happy to say it’s almost finished folks! Yes, it’s taken me 9 months to piece to together the quilt front and back, but that’s what happens when working full time and trying to have a social life in the interim. Regardless, I’m really happy with the way the quilt back turned out and can’t wait to show you guys the final result. Cheers! xo Kristi