Friday, May 15, 2015

Snapshots Time! Block 5!

Are you ready for a new Snapshots block?  It's that time again!!  The months are just flying by, we're only one month away from half way there.

So about this time every month, in this section of my blog post, I say, "this is my latest favorite" and I truly mean it.  Unfortunately I have been dreading the apron block.  It was easily my least favorite block in the whole quilt, for the last 4 months I've been thinking what I could make to replace that block, and here's why,  I don't like to cook.  I don't like anything about it, from the grocery shopping to the cleanup, and every tedious step in-between.  If I lived by myself I would survive off of sandwiches, lean cuisine meals and cereal, and when my husband travels, I do just that.  So when I saw that apron block I immediately thought of work, not play, and this quilt is supposed to be about the fun things in life.

Since the Fat Quarter Shop was kind enough to ask me to participate in this sew along, I didn't think it would be polite not to make the block.  But a funny thing happened while I was piecing my apron, I didn't think about all the tedious tasks associated with the daily grind of being the chief cook and bottle washer, I started thinking about all the times my daughter and I have cook together, and we always wear aprons.  Those are very happy times. It usually just happens at Thanksgiving and Christmas, which makes those times even more special.  So while this block still isn't my latest favorite, I do like it, a lot, I think you will too.

I made a few changes to my block.  I used a different Bonnie and Camille family of fabric, I used Scrumptious. I wanted a pick frilly apron and that fabric fit the bill.  I also swapped out the one big pocket for two smaller ones, because that's how my apron looks.

This block is not hard, but you need to pay close attention to each step, there's a lot of right, left, top, bottom sewing going on.  For the first 4 blocks, I cut out the pieces then just looked at the picture, for this block I read and followed the instructions.  I had no issues, and the block went together easily, just don't start on this one when you're in a hurry or not in the mood to pay attention to the details.

I am thrilled that the FQS has already surpassed it's initial goal of raising $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its new goal of $20,000. The last time I checked the amount raised was over $22,000. Great job, give yourself a pat on the back!  As a reminder, the monthly patterns are a free download, a donation is up to you, the suggested donation is $5.  Here is a link to the pattern, instructional video, donation page, and everything else you need to know.  (click here)  

Here are a few more folks participating in the sew along, be sure to check out their aprons.

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse

And finally, be sure to also check out instagram, #fqssnapshots for some great blocks and inspiration, there were some heartbreakingly cute puppies last month.


  1. Love your block and the two pockets you've made!

  2. Thelma, I love the close ups of your piecing because it shows how perfect your sewing is! Great job, my friend!!

  3. LOL I am so with you on the dislike of all things cooking!
    But your block is adorable :)

  4. The apron block reminds me of the holidays at my grandmother's when all the ladies were wearing their aprons! LOL, I never connected it with My cooking at all!! :)


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