Still a bit under the weather. I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day! Since I have no zigzags to share (glad I made two yesterday), I thought I'd share a future project.
I've been drooling, absolutely DROOLING, over the Kantha Quilt jackets sold at Material Obsession in Australia. Have you seen them? Take a moment and see what I'm talking about HERE. The jackets are made from Kantha quilts, which in turn are made from old saris. But they are pricey!
Not long ago I noticed a sale at Joss and Main on Kantha quilts. So I snapped one up and was thrilled when it came in the mail! Above is one side.
And below is the other side.
It is quilted by hand. I wish you could feel how SOFT and CUDDLY this quilt is! And I love that little patch quilted in place above - so real and beautiful.
I had the quilt for a few weeks before I found a jacket pattern to use:
I like this pattern because both sides of the quilt will be visible. If possible, I'll make the jacket reversible, and a bit longer. It says it's a two hour pattern. Let's hope so! The weather is cooling off now so I think I need to get busy on this! I'm hoping to use the scraps to make pillows or bags. Hope I get to it soon!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.