I love pears. I love their shape and their many colors. You won't catch me actually eating one though. Bleh.
Pears are also great shapes for applique--nice and curvy but with no tiny bits to stitch around.
A few months ago, I designed a pattern using RJR's "Momma's Apron Strings" fabric line and before Market they asked if I'd make some things in the green and orange colorway for their booth.
So I redid the quilt and then thought it would be fun to throw some pears around.
Here's what I did with Pam's tote bag pattern...I eliminated the flower pin and instead appliqued pears and added rick rack.
I do believe I'll be taking this bag with me next time I go to the grocery store.
I love embellished teatowels, so this next project was lots of fun...just some strips of fabric and another couple of scraps big enough for pears.
I thought you might enjoy tossing some pears around on your own things, so I'm providing the applique shape and some dishtowel instructions for you--over there, on the right. Hope you have fun with it.
You may need to be patient...this pdf takes awhile to load.
Next up will be a giveaway--Melvin is already resting up for it!