One of my favorite things that I used to make for my girls when they were little was a jacket made from a sweatshirt. It was usually made from the scraps of a skirt that I had made.
Believe it or not it was actually hard to find a white sweatshirt. I did find one finally, at Walmart. First you need to find the center of the jacket. All edges of the jacket are covered with a ruffled trim. I make the trim from ripping 1-1 1/2" pieces of scrap fabric. Join the strips of fabric together to create one long ruffled piece of trim.
Sew ruffled trim to all edges of the jacket: center of jacket, cuffs, collar and bottom of jacket. Ribbons can be added to the top of the sweater for tying the front closed. I like to fussy cut some of the fabric designs and then raw edge sew them to the jacket. Such a quick and easy project.
I used the Delighted collection designed by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs. The pattern for the skirt is from my Butterfly Kisses Collection …
Here are the winners for the 100 Block Magazine Vol #6
Nancy Sue wrote:
This magazine is so packed with inspiration and ideas, that I have torn
them apart and used them in a binder. I was dog earring them too much
and started to look like a preschooler had gotten a hold of them! Well
loved I should say! Congrats on your block being included!!!
Tami C wrote:
Love the soft colors you picked for your block. I've been collecting
material for years, but made my first quilt just 2 months ago. This
Blog Tour is my first & is opening my eyes to so much beauty! It
would be wonderful to have a copy of 100 Blocks! So much to see!
Thanks for a chance to win Jina!
Congratulations to our winners!!! Enjoy the magazine.
So here we are at the Riley Blake booth in Houston for the International Quilt Market. It is always so much work to get here and I fret that I won't have enough to decorate the booth. I really scaled things down this market and there was still plenty in the booth to display. I could never do all this without the help of the many designers and sewists who sew their little hearts out getting all of these items ready for quilt market.
This is Happy Ever After by Sandra Workman of Pine Needles. They have a fabulous store in Gardeners Village.
Chevrons. How can you go wrong. They looked great.