Sweet Orchard Blog Tour: If I had an orchard…

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

If I had an orchard, it would be filled with rows of perfect apple trees.  Red and green, sweet and juicy, and oh so crunchy!  My workers would be little girls with golden curls, wearing denim work aprons with big blue bows in their hair, and every apple (yes, every!) would be tied with a bright red ribbon. And, of course, everyone could eat to their heart’s content.  Ok, let’s face it.  If I had an orchard, I’d have a number of problems, the least of which would be getting little girls to tie ribbons onto each and every apple.  But I’d have fun trying, right!  (Most likely not, but we won’t let that ruin a good daydream!)

This all sounds like ALMOST as much fun as I had making these little aprons for Sedef’s blog tour!  As soon as she asked I started racking my brains for what would go perfectly with a line called ‘Sweet Orchard’.  I dragged out the little strawberry thread drawings I made a while back using some vintage wool blankets and knew they had to play a role.  I found a tutorial for the aprons here, and Cristy found me the perfect denim linen at Muddy Ruffles Fabric Addiction.

Sweet Orchard Blog TourAnd then, because I still had time (and fabric!), and I’m a bit crazy, and I knew Lori Holt had a pretty cute little Apple Picking Quilt pattern, I made this little potholder for Rosie’s play kitchen using the NanaCompany tutorial.

And now I’m definitely done.  Phew!

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

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Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

Have you been following along with the Sweet Orchard blog tour?  Are you as impressed as I am at all the inspiration?  Sedef’s colour choices are lovely and speak perfectly to her style.  It’s such a happy fabric line and it suits so many different uses as you can see from the varied creations of all the blog tour participants.

It’s been such a pleasure to help a friend celebrate the release her debut fabric line.  Make sure you stop by all the blogs participating in the tour; there is so much beautiful Sweet Orchard goodness, and it really is very inspiring.  All the stops along the way are listed below!

Sweet Orchard Blog Tour

 15 August – Nadra ellisandhiggs.com
15 August – Sarah alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
16 August – Jemima tiedwitharibbon.com
16 August – Anorina sameliasmum.com
17 August – Lisa aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
17 August – Minki minkikim.com
18 August – Kimberly & Melody fatquartershop.blogspot.com/
18 August – Keera livelovesew.com.au
19 August – Cassie cassandramadge.com
19 August – Liz & Elizabeth simplesimonandco.com
22 August – Peta shequiltsalot.com
22 August – Xanthe wife-made.com
23 August – Samantha aquapaisleystudio.com/
23 August – Stacy stacyolsondesign.com
24 August – Sharon lilabellelane.blogspot.com
24 August – Amy diaryofaquilter.com
25 August – Sarah piccolostudio.com.au
25 August – Kristyne prettybyhand.com
26 August – Jennie cloverandviolet.com
26 August – Megan quiltstory.blogspot.com


A big thanks to Sarah (@my.heart.project on Instagram) and Harlow (@Harlow_Ever_After) for happily allowing the mosquitos to carry us and all our junk back to the cars.  They were so obliging.

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      Xanthe Grundy
      August 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! Only one of the little girls is mine 🙂

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    August 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love a good pinnie and these are gorgeous! That pot holder is sweet too – this fabric goes very well with the denim!

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      Xanthe Grundy
      August 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Michelle! I agree, I think it goes perfectly with a denim linen!

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    August 24, 2016 at 6:05 am

    So cute – I love the apple potholder!

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      Xanthe Grundy
      August 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Gill! It’s a great pattern 🙂

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    Janet T
    August 25, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Love the girl’s dresses. Cute items.

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      Xanthe Grundy
      August 25, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you Janet!

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        Linda Cordonnier
        August 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

        This has got to be one of the cutest blog I have ever seen and yes I want to enter your giveaway but confused how to go about it. Love, love, love the fabrics. I would definitely make a gorgeous little baby quilt for the newest grandchild expected this fall. How do I enter?

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