So Franny is dressed up in her housecoat now. What a fabulous tutorial! It was originally written for the big KitchenAid, the Pro. I have the little one, Artisan, so I took my tape measure and just kind of eyed it to see what changes I needed to make to the tutorial measurements. I decided not to change it much, just a couple inches all the way around. Turns out, I could've brought the measurements down a little more but I'm so completely happy with it. The tutorial is also written to insert the small KitchenAid Mixer block and remember I increased the size of mine to 12" finished. So I just needed to do a little math to account for the larger block.
Of course, the block is done in Amy Butler's Gypsy Caravan. I am slowly redecorating the kitchen in this line! The solid I used is Amy Butler's Quilting Solid in Banana. I was hoping for better light but I'm teaching at the quilt shop this morning and need to get myself ready! It almost looks fluorescent in these pictures but I assure you, it's kind of a soft yellowy lime-greeny color. (Yes those are all words in my vocabulary.)
This is Franny! We made Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownies last night. Yuuuummy!
See how the sample above hangs a little above the counter? Mine doesn't do that but that's okay. I still love it. It's lined too! Now, I did make the label but I left it blank for now. I'm going to put "Franny" there but I want to find some cool "vintage-y" stamps to do her name. I have an ink pad for fabric, kind of an antique sienna brown color, that will be perfect.
I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading all of your comments in our giveaway post! You all inspire me! The fearlessness! The creativity! This is why I love doing this blog! You all keep me going! Good luck in the giveaway! Remember, we have TWO patterns up for grabs! And go over to the Sew Take A Hike blog to enter to win a gift certificate from us!
I'll see you soon! We have a really cool project we are working on! I'll give you a clue,