Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Under Construction: Kantha Quilt Vest

Progress on the vest was made late yesterday afternoon.  I sewed the pieces together and tried it on.  Baggy!  So I took in the sides just under the arms to the waist area.  Then I trimmed a couple of inches off each shoulder.  I'm getting there.  I still need to finish all the edges and seams.  And I may decide to put a partial belt in the back - one that will button on and off.  The back side still seems baggy, but I think a little belt-let will pull it in and make it more flattering.  I want to be able to take the back belt off to give me the option of wearing a leather belt with it occasionally.  Basically, this vest will hardly resemble the pattern I started with!  I'm really making it my own.

Today's basket block.  A touch of gray.

Group shot: 8 blocks done!

I've been battling a scratchy throat today, hence not much energy or sewing.  Mostly I've been in a chair making hexies - they don't require much effort!  I've almost filled a shoe box with hexies over the last few days.

Don't forget to check out The Hexie Blog!  I'm posting some incredibly inspiring hexie projects there while we count down to the release of Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts!

1 comment:

Debby said...

I think the vest will be super cute now that you have added your special touches!! Congrats on all of the blocks, I am sew ready to get back on my machine!!