Good Friday evening. Today I was near the deli when I instantly said to a lady: "I love your jacket. Did you make it?" She said no, a lady in Groton CT named Flo made it around five years ago. It had a nice fleece lining inside and I it could have been a commercial jacket on the inside. Flo had paper pieced some of the designs and it looked really sharp!! Hope the picture shows how nice it is.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Auntie Reba,
Does this hat make my butt look big?
Whew! My first thought from your title was those awful Walmart pictures of people without much clothing discretion.
What a great jacket! isn't it fun to see someone else's beautiful work!??!!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
Was as a church rummage sale today and there was a folder of paperpieced patterns with one mostly done. Almost bought it, but they were the 4.5 ones and I knew I would never do those tiny things... Chris
That is really nice. I also approached a lady telling her I liked her jacket. I really looked at it good then came home and made one for myself.
I think I could find her if I go to the small quilt shop in that town and ask if they know her.
After my first chemo treatment, I ended up in the hospital. The Catholic Chaplain came in to give me communion and had on a vest made from an old applecore quilt. She didn't know anything about it, but we had a nice chat about the pattern, the approximate age, my quilts, etc. Isn't it nice to be able to talk to quilt wearers?
It's a great ice-breaker. Who says New Englanders aren't friendly?
lovely jacket. tfs
Years ago -10 maybe? - there was on "Sewing with Nancy" a series of episodes with Elaine Waldschmitt showing how to make a quilted jacket. I just searched a bit and found this picture of one that someone had entered in a quilt show. The pattern is called "Simple Journey Jacket". I thought it was really cool and got the pattern. Haven't made the jacket yet..........
Helping to fight Alzheimer's one little quilt at a time. AAQI
That's a nice one. Thanks Bozie!
But Chris.....I would LOVE them!
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Somewhere ... somewhere in my memory banks... adding quilt blocks and sashing or filler strips to a purchased sweatshirt would give you the same look. The sweatshirt was disassembled for stitching on the blocks and then sewn back together when done. Stitch and flip method for the designs -- sewn on the wrong side of the sweatshirt, if I remember correctly. I have one of these (UFO, lol!) in a box somewhere ...
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Hello there, again, Ms DG. Nice to see you once more.
You have the right of it with the description on how to do the sweatshirt jacket. You reverse the jacket, doing the quilt blocks on what would be the inside of the sweatshirt.
I've done many things with sweat shirts but never made a quilt jacket. I should try that some time.
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Me being the nosey person I am, I had her open the jacket. It appeared to be a commercial sweatshirt JACKET with snaps. Interesting, huh?
Very pretty Bozie.I'm a jacket addict,have made a couple.Love em!!!
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I made my secret sister a quilt jacket using a sweatshirt as the foundation. Turned out great, trouble was she had it in her shopping cart at the store and someone stole it right out of the cart - seems someone else liked it too!
Saw her again and pestered for a front view: here tis
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