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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

HI!!

I miss my blog, and looking at all of the blogs I used to keep up with. So, I thought I would try harder and at least post once a week. Christmas is getting closer and I need some new projects, and there is nowhere I know of that I can get lots of ideas than the blogs of my internet friends.

Right now I am making a new Heartwarming Jacket. I made one in the early 90's and totally wore it out!! 2 of my sisters and I decided we all needed new ones, so we searched and found patterns on ebay. They are out of print now, but there seem to be a lot of them for sale. You make the quilted panels then cut out the coat. I have 2 panels totally done, and 2 more to quilt, then sew the coat together. They are so nice!! I did mine with muslin and 30's prints.





And, like so many others in the quilting world, I am trying to cut up and organize my scraps. I have cut up a lot of pieces already. But the more you pull out of your scrap basket, it fluffs up and looks just as full, lol. I cut 5" sq pieces first, then 4", 3 1/2", 2 1/2" and 1' 1/2'. Strips longer than 12 " are saved, 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2".



This is what I have so far, after about 5 hours of cutting, lol. I have found quite a few small pieced sections that I am going to try to sew together someday. Someday....



So, I posted for this week. Now to go look at all of my favorite blogs!!

Later,
WilmaNC

9 COMMENT:

Roma said...

Nice to see you post again.. like you I miss reading blogs. And do try to read some each day.
Enjoy your day..

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great pattern and you have gotten a wonderful start. Scraps just have a mind of their own. Good to see you back.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Cutting up scraps is no fun but it sure does make the scrap pile look prettier.

quilter000 said...

Nice work must have been a glitch on the cyber world. I tried 3 times this morning to leave a comment never saw the comment section scrolled all the way to the bottom must be my fault.
I like what you are making.
patty

Gari in AL said...


That looks like a great jacket pattern. And I like your fabric, too. I am about to start a new sweatshirt jacket (the two I made before are now too big for me). I have had a lot of trouble coming up with a quilt block plan but I recently got the fabric I want to use and today bought two sweatshirts to see which one I want to use. I'll be on my way soon.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Hello stranger! Love the jacket, my mum did a simila thing years ago for me. I cut all my scraps into 5 or 2.5" strips, then I can cut squares if I want them

desertskyquilts said...

I was glad to see your name pop up in my mailbox! I remember that pattern! I might even have it somewhere around here. It was very popular, so I look forward to seeing your new one. Nice to have sisters sewing, too. My scraps seem to multiply even as I use them. They are taking over my house, and EVERY project I do is scrappy, so how does that work????

Lucy said...

The jacket is beautiful and so glad you are back on my blog. I love all your friends and like to see what they are sewing.

Paula, the quilter said...

I used to have that jacket pattern. I wonder what happened to it? Prolly moved it along in a purge. Welcome back!