Kids sure are messy. It never ceases to amaze me how messy my sweet girl can be when she eats. She can decimate a bib in no time flat, so when I saw the baprons (baby aprons) that Jess at Craftiness is not Optional had made, I knew I had to make some myself. There was no flannel in my stash, so I made a little quilt sandwich and quilted them by machine. If only I had started sooner! The pattern that Jess so generously shared is not quite big enough for my growing girl. These baprons just barely fit right now, but she will most likely outgrow them before she wears them out. I plan to enlarge the pattern, though, because baprons are just too dang cute! (Also, she can’t rip them off like she can rip off traditional bibs.) I love the two I made out of stashed fabrics and binding scraps, even though they aren’t my best work. Baprons are the perfect size to experiment with different quilting techniques and I had fun trying out free motion quilting for the first time. I need to make plenty more baprons before I can move on to free motion quilting on actual quilts. In the mean time, I enjoy gazing across our dining room table at my sweet daughter enjoying her meal while wearing something I made. Eventually I intend to sew actual clothes for her, but in the meantime, I will enjoy the baprons.