Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quilt show over

Our guild show is now over for another two years. I got lots of nice comments about my Dear Jane My Way quilt . In my not so humble opinion it was one of the nicer quilts there. There were lots of nice quilts there, don't get me wrong, just I love my quilt. Good thing, since it took so long to make!

Right now I am taking a small break from quilts, and trying to make a jacket, the Journey Jacket II. So far, it is going slow. I recently got a Threads magazine that takes you through adding a dart to accomodate a larger than B bust, which I have. I thought it would be a good idea to add a dart. So far, I have just been modifying patterns. Now, I want to have this jacket done in about 12 days. So, do I make a muslin mock-up first or not? I could make a mock-up in some older cotton fabric I have (if I have a large enough piece) that I could actually use, but before I cut into the linen I bought for this project. But can I do both in 12 days? Maybe I could if I don't try to do the lining for the mock-up until later. I guess I am talking myself into it. It really is a good idea to do one before you cut into the more expensive fabric... For more Dear Jane quilts, including mine, click on the Flickr quilt show.

1 comment:

Crispy said...

I know where you are coming from Connie. Once you do a quilt of those little complicated blocks, quilts with large blocks aren't as interesting....not that those other quilts are completed nicely and have wonderful quilting on them, it's just your own mind set has changed.

I vote for a mock-up if you are trying to get the pattern to fit you right. Once you have the mock-up done and the pattern fitted, the actual jacket will go together very quickly.