I have never attempted much in the way of quilting. I have pieced 2 quilt tops over the years but it has been many years back. I was looking in an old issue of Creative Needle and there was a beautiful dress where the bodice was made from crazy quilt. I wanted to use that technique to make something so this new jacket project was conceived.
I was in Heirloom's Forever(wonderful shop in Tupelo, MS), to pick up my embroidery machine that was being serviced on Saturday, and began to look for the fabrics. I wanted to do this in lavender, but when Geeds questioned as to who this was for, and I named Lola, he quickly reminded me that pink was her favorite color.
Here are the chosen colors.
I did get the lavender for my trim color. I have 3 different square designs.
I have most of them cut and I am using different trims on each square. I am using decorative stiches, rick rack, braid and laces for the embelishments.
I have about 8 squares completed and I think that it will take about 26 to complete the project. I have cut out some of the large flower patterns to use as applique on several strategic locations on the jacket. The jacket will be just a simple round neck, rounded tail, quilted jacket for playing in.
This will be an ongoing project, because I have many others that I will work on in between. I will keep posting the progress.
I'm off for now to get busy for the day.
Enjoy your holiday.