Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Dresden Pocket Half Apron { and GIVEAWAY} : :

A Riley Blake Design Team Project!

I'm SO excited to be sharing my newest project as part of the Riley Blake Design Team today!!

Dresden Pocket Half Apron

A tutorial for a new Half Apron Pattern, using the gorgeous Willow fabric collection by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs!

Willow by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake

I used these sweet fabric prints as inspiration to create a Flower Dresden Pocket on each side with a little pleated detail down the center. If you haven't noticed by now...I love both making and wearing aprons! This one is headed to my etsy shop.

Willow Dresden Pocket Half Apron

little pocket

I really hope you like this tutorial! My project is up on the Riley Blake blog now, pretty please be sure to stop by and check it out! And, if you do to give this tutorial a try -- be sure to let me know and feel free to join and share a photo in my new Flickr Group or on my Facebook page anytime!!

Willow Dresden Apron

GREAT NEWS, besides having the honor of guest posting on the Riley Blake Blog as part of the Design Team today, I also get to host a new RBD Fabric Giveaway right here!!!

How does a chance at winning a Fat Quarter Bundle of this entire Willow Collection sound??!!

Willow Banner

Well...the sweet folks at Riley Blake are so generously offering a Fat Quarter bundle of the entire Willow Collection to one lucky reader!!! WOW!


Willow Collection FQ Bundle for Design Team Wednesday's Giveaway!!

You can find Willow available in the shop of my sponsors --

*   Hawthorne Threads   *   Fat Quarter Shop   *

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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

1. Simply add a comment to this post. (one entry) If you want, you can let me know what you think my next tutorial should be??
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Follow the Riley Blake Blog or facebook page for a second entry. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here, in your reader, or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry)
 
That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Friday morning, September 14th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!
 
* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win! 

* * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * *

Thank you to all who entered this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

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  From 1,545 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #1,441 -- Learn How To Make Quilts, who said...

simply adorable apron!!
Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!
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1,562 comments:

  1. That apron is beautiful! I love those colors.

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  2. I am now a follower of the Riley Blake blog.

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  3. I am a follower of yours. Thanks.

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  4. I'd love to see a tutorial on the flowery things on the apron!

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  5. I already follow Riley Blake both on Facebook and in a feed reader :)

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  6. I already follow you in my feed reader, that's how I found this post ! :)

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  7. These yellows and grays are perfect-somehow muted and bright at the same time. I love this fabric line!

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  8. I tweeted here: twitter.com/sewsimplelife

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  9. And I follow your blog in my google reader.

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  10. I love the yellow and gray combination. So pretty!

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  11. Lovely apron! The colors in this collection are gorgeous! Could you do a tutorial for a pleated skirt please? Thanks!

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  12. Love the apron and the Willow fabrics!

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  13. Thats a really cute apron Maureen! And I love that line!! So soft and pretty. I would love to play with it :) Thank you for a chance.

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  14. I am a follower of the RB blog.

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  15. Such a cute apron!! Congrats :)

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  16. I love your tutorials. I would say do whatever comes to mind. You never disappoint.

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  17. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  18. I follow the Riley Blake Design Team blog, too.

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  19. this apron is so cute, the fabrics are wonderful and I wouldn't mind winning it in the least. I really haven't any ideas for a tutorial though maybe some of the new to quilting have some

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  20. Love the apron. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I'm in need of some dinner napkins. So how about a tutorial for those?

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  22. I adore this apron. I was drooling over it when I saw it yesterday!

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  23. I followed Riley Blake's blog through Google Reader

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  24. I'm a follower!!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

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  25. I follow you on Facebook and through Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. THANK YOU FOR THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY ... I LOVE THE COLORS A LOT

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  27. i follow you .

    royce david
    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  28. What an ingenious idea for a pocket - love it!!

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  29. I follow Riley Blake's blog and Facebook page.

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  30. I like Riley Blake Designs on fb
    royce david

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  31. I am a happy follower of your blog :-)

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  32. These fabrics would be perfect for redecorating my work space.

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  33. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/245855883760902145

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  34. I follow Riley Blake's blog and Facebook page.

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  35. I follow your blog and Facebook page.

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  36. Love these fabrics! And I love Dresdens in any project.

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  37. I get newsletter from RB and am a follower.

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  38. I am a follower of your blog....love it!

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  39. I LOVE the willow leaves print in this collection. I love your pillow designs, so I'm always happy to see a new pillow tute :)

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  40. What lovely muted colors. Thanks!

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  41. I follow you on FB and via blog.

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  42. I was thinking, have you done a Christmas skirt

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  43. Thanks for a great giveaway! And a beautiful project too!

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  44. And I follow Riley Blake's blog

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  45. I follow your blog, Maureen. BEAUTIFUL apron!

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  46. And I'm one of your followers too :)

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  47. I follow Riley Blake's facebook and blog.

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  48. simply adorable apron! Color scheme is wonderful.
    My suggestion for your next tute? how about a block using curves? I need all the help I can get with those!

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  49. I love this fabric, perfect for fall.

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  50. I love this fabric, perfect for fall.

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  51. Hmm.. I'm not sure what tutorial you should do, but with these fabrics, I think I'd have a go at the wonderful apron you just made with them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I already follow the Riley Blake blog.

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  53. I follow Riley Blake blog, love the weekly pin cushions

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  54. I absolutely love this fabric, how about something girly for the litlle girls, or something for the mums:-)

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  55. I am off to share on facebook xx

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  56. Love this collection! Wonderful job on the tutioral and the apron!

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  57. That is so beautiful! I love this collection, so soft and pretty :) Do you wear full aprons as well as half? That might make a nice tutorial

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  58. I follow RB on Facebook and google reader.

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  59. I follow you on reader and facebook :)

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  60. I have been wanting to make placemats and coasters so maybe one of those tutorials.

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  61. And tweeted here https://mobile.twitter.com/Sarah_L_N/status/24586024688983654
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    1. Think there is a 5 left off the end of that link, phone is making things difficult for me today!

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  62. Love the apron. We did a full apron as a project last winter on our craft night. Can't wait to make this one. The colours are beautiful. Something for Christmas would be nice for a tortorial.

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  63. I'm in the mood for more fun pillow tutorials.

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  64. Would love to win this! All your tutorials are great!

    Dyannaholster@yahoo.com

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  65. totally amazing this apron. i made it and used for bake my cookies this week end and love it! those pannel are perfect for wet hands!!! thanks for the chance to win. I follow you!

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  66. hum your next tuturial, a bag maybe or something for christmas!

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  67. LOVE this!! Next tutorial - something for fall - like a pillow!

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  68. I shared on my blog's facebook :)

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  69. I really don't know what your next tute should be. They're always fun, no matter what you decide to tackle.

    Keeping my fingers crossed, I could really use something to pull me through the next couple of weeks with my husband away *sob*, a stressful move and tons of other things on my plate.

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  70. I love the cute little pocket! Very creative!

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  71. I tweeted, but for some reason, it is not showing up on your counter! :-(

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  72. Wow. What a lovely apron and color combination. It is so pretty that it should also be skirt. How about skirt for next tutorial of the same fabric and design.

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  73. I also let my Finish Friday group (incentive group to finish our projects :-) ) and also a couple of friends on FB

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  74. I love this! I'm so needing to get to a Dresden project. Love the collection of fabrics too.

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  75. Most importantly, I follow your wonderful projects!!! Love your Blog! <3

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  76. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook.

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  77. I love the pockets on the apron. They are just adorable. For a tutorial how about a fall pillow or table runner?

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  78. What a gorgeous apron!! I adore DPs and they are a brilliant idea as apron pockets. :)

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  79. I follow you, girl, and have a looong time. :)

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  80. Such a pretty apron and love those half pockets!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ love the fabric too!

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  81. I follow you here on the blog and on Facebook too ~ don't want to miss a thing!

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  83. I follow through your button on the side!

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  84. I love unique pillows - maybe a pillow tute?

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  85. Oh some seriously nice clothing would come from this line! LOVE the yellow and grey combo!

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  86. I follow Riley Blake and you on FaceBook.

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  87. I'm loving this fabric collection. And am loving this dresden design, would love to see it on a quilt.

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  88. I love the fabric. How about a tutorial on covered boxes so we have beautiful places to store our beautiful fabrics.

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  89. Sharing your contest on FaceBook right after I press Publish below.

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  90. I liked Riley Blake on facebook.

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  91. This apron is gorgeous and the fabrics are incredibly beautiful! Wow!

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  92. Beautiful fabric! I am at a loss as to what your next tutorial should be... I can't imagine topping this one! Happiest apron ever!

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  93. LOVE your apron! Beautiful! And it'll even match your new home! :)

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  94. Very nice! What beautiful fabric too, the colors are not overpowering.

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  95. I "like" Riley Blake designs on Facebook.

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  96. I follow your blog on my blogroll.

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  97. Wow, whats not to like about those fabrics, and Dresden plates! Love this pattern!

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  98. I follow the Riley Blake Blog and facebook page!

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  99. I also follow your blog, and your Facebook page!

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  100. I have shared your link on Facebook!

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  101. Ohh what a fantastic prize.. I am a follower.

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  102. I shared your giveaway on Pinterest.

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  103. I like your apron and the colours are fabulous!

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  104. I also follower Riley Blake on facebook.

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  105. ..and I'm a happy follower of your blog!

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  106. Will also post on my blog about your great prize.
    http://lanybleu.blogspot.ie/p/giveaways.html

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  107. Such lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance to have some!

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  108. I signed up for the Riley Blake newsletter on their blog. Love that fabric!

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  109. These fabrics are so so sweet, would love to win them!

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  110. Following their facebook page for another chance to win!

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  111. I follow Riley Blake on google reader.

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  112. Love the colours of these fabrics and they look so great in your amazing apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. I pinned your give away! thanks for the extra chance to win

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  114. And I follow your blog via your newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. Love your apron and this fabric line. Keep the aprons coming!

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  116. I also follow Riley Blake! Thanks

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  117. These fabrics are great! Would love to try the apron!

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  118. How about a potholder for your next project. I've been wanting some. Beautiful fabrics, by the way. Lovely apron.

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  119. I like Riley Blake Designs on Facebook!

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  120. I think an infinity scarf would be a great tutorial. I like Anna Maria Horner's pattern but I get a little lost.

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  121. I follow you on google reader!

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  122. I am a follower of your blog through Google Reader!

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  123. Oh that's such a beautiful apron and I love those fabrics.

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  124. I follow Riley Blake Designs on FB.

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  125. Beautiful apron Maureen! So clever to use dresdens for the pockets, love it!

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  126. I am a follower of yours on google blogger.

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  127. I shared it here on twitter: https://twitter.com/IamLilyMunster/status/245874480013000706

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