I have a big crush on apricot shades right now. It all started with this crochet hat.
The crochet pattern is by Stitchykits. I found the gauge quite hard to get right so I had to improvise a bit, but it turned out OK I think. I love it, the only drawback is getting stopped all the time by people wanting to know where I got the hat from (I really should start carrying some business cards with me!)
Then my good friend Lauren gave me free rein to design a new floral bib for her friend's baby. I may have squealed a little. Perfect for these apricot and cream fabrics I had in my stash for a while. From top to bottom, the floral fabrics are: Le Petit Jardin by Lecien, Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree, and the bottom one came from Cottonholic on Etsy (not sure who the designer is, as nothing is printed on the selvedge, but I am pretty sure it's Japanese).
Those who follow me on Facebook may remember that I ordered a big batch of Fig Tree fabrics recently (OK I went a bit nuts). I love their fabric ranges so much but they sell out so quickly! I got three layer cakes (Tapestry, Butterscotch & Rose, and Buttercup), a fat quarter bundle of their latest line Avalon (swoon!), and some yardage of their old lines Strawberry Fields and California Girl, which are becoming increasingly hard to find.
There will be a quilt made from these some day soon, and perhaps a cushion or two. However to begin with I am making this quilted mat to go under my sewing machine, as part of a sew-along run by Sew Delicious. Here are my 5 inch squares all cut and ready to be pieced together! After the mat I am also going to make a matching cover for my sewing machine.
Back soon with my finished mat!