In September 2016, I made a quilted child’s jacket to exhibit at the WA Royal Show (State Fair). One of the categories is quilted clothing and I was keen to make a jacket in a modern style.
I made quilt-as-you-go squares, joined them with sashing and then created the pattern pieces. The lining was attached at the same time as the sashing. I took great care to match the zipper facing (though not perfectly – it was very difficult) to the strips on the front of the jacket.
All the fabric used was from my stash, including the orange taffeta lining ; the only purchase was the zipper. Even the wadding was odd scraps left over from other quilts. I was pleased with the result and delighted when it was awarded 2nd place in the category.
As usually happens when quilting, I had a lot of extra fabric, cut into strips about 1.5″ wide.
They have been lying around in a bag in my work room and I’m tired of it. I have decided to make a quilt in the same manner as the jacket. Quilt-as-you-go squares joined with sashing.
This time I will alternate the bright squares with some neutral strips, left-over from the toddler quilt that I have recently finished.