Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday Making

I'll be joining BETH today with some serious play time.  It's starting to get to be about 'finishing' all those projects that have been in the works thru the year.

I have pulled half of the quilt tops out of the big tub to start cutting batting and matching up backing.  Some were already with their 'match up', but I am stacking these babies up to hopefully encourage me to get them done.

I'll stack them by  size and easy to hard quilting.  Starting with the smaller and easiest to quilt will give me a feeling that I am getting some where.  And hopefully to keep going.

Obviously this one is going into the more extensive quilting pile.  I have a few more to roll that batt out for thru today.  Some of my backings need washing and then a good press.  

I have one more 'sleeve' to piece for the Jasmine Jacket that is a guild challenge.  Hopefully to have this finished by our Christmas Party meeting for our 'run-way' showing.

This is the front/back section laid out with sub-liner and batt to get ready for quilting.  The lining is all together.  I hope to work the quilting and when I need a shoulder break, roll out more batting or wash/press a backing.

This is the Jasmine Jacket pattern, just so you have an idea where this is going.  You really have to search on-line for this as it is no longer available.  One of our guild members was an official teacher for this pattern and has been giving steps over the last 4 month's meetings for our construction. 

It's been a long time since I've made clothing - or a jacket.  There have been some 'duh' moments, but once it clicked and the base pattern sized; the construction and design is really to your own creativity.  It will be fun to see how everyone designed their own Jasmine Jacket. 

Take time to Create today,
Sewingly Yours,


Nann said...

The Jasmine jacket is really appealing. I make one garment a year, if that. Hope you can make good progress on all your projects!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Good luck getting all the quilting done. I also like to start with the simpler projects and work toward the more challenging. I love checking projects off the list and I bet you do too.

Barbara said...

Lots on your table there. Nice to have a plan.

Debbie said...

The jacket looks good! Love your mix of fabrics you are using. Getting organized with backings and batting will move the process along to the quilting. When I stack them up, I can't ignore them and they do tend to get done.

kiwikid said...

Sounds like you are getting super organised there with all your tops and backings. The jacket looks interesting, I like the fabrics you are using.

gayle said...

Good luck with the organizing and with the jacket! May your quilting go smoothly!

Kate said...

You've made a lot of progress on moving things along. Looking forward to seeing your finished jacket. I've made a few pieces of clothing in recent years, the 5/8" seam always throws me after using a 1/4 all these years.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

You always get 'em done. I too will be looking forward to your finished jacket. ENJOY!