Friday, October 28, 2016

Caroline tries on the coat

The coat I made for the challenge on Quilting Mod fits my great granddaughter real well.  I took a picture of her and her 2 year old brother photo bombed her.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Quilting Mod Challenge #1

Here is what I made for the Challenge from the fabric that was sent to me.  I bought the navy blue fabric to combine with it because it contrasted well and also is modern.  I purchased the pattern earlier this year because it uses quilted fabric.  Hadn't gotten around to making anything with the pattern yet.  When I got into the challenge I kept tossing ideas around and then remembered the  coat pattern and felt like this was an opportunity to make my own quilted fabric to make the coat with.  It is a size 4-5 child.

 Coat front:

Coat back:  
The sleeves seem long to me so they look good rolled up one cuff.  

The following pictures shows the fabric and then a couple pictures of my work in progress. 
I sort of made it up as I went along.  I kept thinking of ideas and changing my mind.  I didn't quilt the collar but it did use some thin iron on fleece to give it some body.  I didn't want the collar to be too lumpy.    I pieced together 2 fabrics for the collar because I couldn't decide which color to use.    The coat will be for my 4 year old great granddaughter.  
The pattern I used:

Thank you Afton for the fabric (and little gifts)  and the Challenge.