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Quilted Jacket

Last year, in April, I was at a quilt show.  One of the best parts was admiring the quilted jackets that everyone else was wearing.  I wished I had one.

Fast forward to a few months later, at a craft show.  I spied a quilted sweatshirt jacket.  The color wasn't quite right but I tried it on.  The sleeves were to short and the color looked even worse on me.

Fast forward a few more months, while shopping in Target.  I saw a stack of sweatshirts and decided to make my own sweatshirt jacket.  I bought one and dropped it off in my quilt room.  There it sat for a few months while I avoided it.

Finally I picked out scraps and started sewing them to the sweatshirt.  Gradually they all were sewn on and all that was left was the binding.  Since the quilt show is coming around again soon I couldn't ignore it any longer.  I couldn't decided on the binding and finally compromised on a darker gray.  I sewed it on.  Then I washed it.

The result is pretty shaggy.

I've been slowly working my away around the jacket snipping off all the loose ends.  I think I'll have to wash it one more time and repeat.  Hopefully that will get the worst of it taken care of.

So, here is my jacket.

I'm not sure I like the colors anymore and the neck is a little pulled out of shape (next time, I'll spend more than $6.00 on a sweatshirt).

I learned a lot putting it together and I'll do the next one differently.  I already have it planned out in my head - I think it will be a dark blue.  But it may be a while before I get going.


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