Friday, April 24, 2009

Crazy Quilted Jacket


I have been working on this jacket for some time and finally finished the pocket and sewed it on. It is called a design as you go with a basic sweat shirt. Today I finished the front flaps leaving a 2 inch band down the center. I have three elements to go; the neck and collar, the sleeves and the band around the bottom. It would be simpler to just use a pattern and much quicker.
My "Tea is for Tatting" book from Martha Ess arrived. WOW I can see why everyone is oohing and awing!! Just gorgeous and the patterns are well written with illustrations. I even had an extra bonus. I collect stamps and there were 4 stamps from a collectors book!
It is a beautiful, warm week in New Mexico without WIND!!! However the wind is back. The garden is growing, peas and lettuce are up with some nice potatoes about 4 inches and growing every day. Time to cut rhubarb for a delicious custard pie. The strawberries and cherry tree are in full bloom. All the other fruit trees were hit with frost.

2 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very nice!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Your CQ jacket is looking very lovely. I look foward to seeing it done. I saw the tatted tea pot that Tatting Chic made which I think was from this pattern. I have bought heaps of tatting threads Now all I need is to learn how to tat. VBG I look forward to seeing your tatted tea pots. Hugs Judy