Wonderful World of Color
I love it when a blog hop encourages me to finish a project I've been meaning to get to. This one actually gave me the push for two! Joan challenged us to make something colorful, or something related to the world. In March I went to a quilt retreat with my Babushka's project from Fat Cat Patterns (I'm not sure this is still listed on her site and a goal to make a quilted jacket from a sweatshirt. Either one would fulfill this challenge and I was able to finish both.
I've thought of making a quilted jacket for a long time but the idea of following a garment pattern doesn't appeal to me. When my friend told me she'd used a sweatshirt for hers I started looking for a button or snap closure sweatshirt at the thrift stores and lucked out just before retreat and found one for $1. At retreat I seam ripped the arms and sides and created a flat seam to cover with crazy blocks. I spent the evenings after retreat sewing my crazy blocks together so I'd have as much color in my jacket as I could want. I am pretty sure it could match any shirt I chose to wear under with so many colors. I wore it to a quilt show and ladies were coming across the aisle to compliment it. Now I think I want to do another in neutral tones.
I think I started my Babushka's in 2018 and they've been sitting waiting for me to finish the lime green ladies since then. I thought I'd just sew the top of my wall hanging together at the retreat but there was a piece of butterfly fabric on our scrap table that was perfect for backing so I finished the whole way on the first day of retreat. I sent a picture to a friend with Russian heritage who collects nesting dolls. She loved it and I wasn't really sure where I would display it so I sold it to her, knowing it would be cherished.
Wednesday April 20
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