Monday, January 15, 2007
Today, this is my favorite apron (tomorrow it may be another!). I wanted to share a picture that showed the design more closely. Notice that the patchwork has been planned so that the center striped blocks are all plain (except for the top one; it matches the blocks on either side of it). The designer did a nice job of balance --- note the two red blocks on each side of the intense blue one; or the two turquoise blocks just below the yellow). Although every point is not perfectly matched, the eye is comfortable with the design anyway. The diagonal method used in creating the design lends itself to the A-line style of the pattern and the fabric falls gracefully from the waistband. The bias binding used for this apron is quite narrow, but does not look homemade. It's been applied carefully and with skill.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 8:13 AM