Friday, October 29, 2010

Autumn Jacket

I'm participating once again in Amy's Blogger's Creative Festival and my entry is my flannel jacket in autumn colours. I just love wearing this jacket .... so nice and cozy warm and bright! Bright ... oh yes ....

I went through my jacket sewing patterns and picked one that was simple and just started cutting out my flannels and making some 4-patch blocks. The pattern was enlarged slightly (about 1" overall) because once it was machine quilted there would be a decrease in the finished size. One thing that is missing is pockets. That is something that will be added as I really do miss putting my hands in my pockets to keep them warm when out for walks. Now what kind of pockets that will not interfere with the overall look of the jacket? Will have to think about that. DH and I were out for a walk and he commented that I blend in well with all the swirling leaves that are on the ground.

So, go and take many peeks at Amy's post and enjoy all the other quilts that are being shown. So, so, so many gorgeous quilts!

Have a great day!

23 comments:

Raewyn said...

Lovely autumn colours Rose Marie and sounds so warm and cuddly.

Quiltbenaco said...

Sarebbe bello vedertela indossata....
Ciao
Domenica

Deb G. in VA said...

I love your jacket! Could you tell us what pattern you used?

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh I have been wanting to do this for ever-so-long! I even bought a pattern when I was in the states long ago. Trouble is...I think this kind of work needs machine piecind if it is to be cut to a pattern later. I actually got the pattern out last week and looked it over. Is it a UFO if one hasn't actually begun?

Linda said...

This is really, really pretty!!

QuiltSue said...

That's gorgeous. I love it.

Joyce said...

Love the jacket. I'd put the pockets into the seam line so they don't show on the outside.

Sherry said...

Love your jacket. How is your new ruler does it realy sharpen your blades. I was hoping it would help if you had a very tiny nick if ti would help it out.

Vivian said...

Wow, this is the first quilted clothing I've seen at the festival...very nice work!!

I am glad to know you had fun making it. I bought a quilted vest and jacket pattern recently but haven't yet focused on finding the right fabrics to make them. This is inspiring.

Hey, how about some leaf-shaped pockets in flannel, wool or suede with bound or satin stitched edges stitched right on top? Or just find some fun gloves in one of the colors of your flannel to go with this one for when your hands need a little warmth. Once again, love it!

Finn said...

Love your jacket..couldn't be in nicer colors!! Maybe you need more 4 patches for the pockets? I can see that,lined finished 4 patches added where the pockets go. I suppose you could insert them into the side seam, but that does sound like alot of work to me.
I've got you added to the UFO challenge with 3 projects. Hugs, Finn

Lois said...

LOL. I can see you would blend nicely with fall leaves. Great job on the jacket and I would add pockets too as I am lost without them. Love Lois

Jeanne said...

I love your fall jacket. The colors are perfect and it looks like a perfect fit (for me). Thanks for sharing.

hetty said...

Lovely autumn colours! It looks nice and warm for these cold days we are having.

Carol said...

Oooh what a delightful looking jacket. Have you thought about seam pockets?

Angie said...

Fun jacket for a quilter! It really is a great jacket for the Autumn.

Jennifer said...

Love your jacket - it's great to see it again!

Teresa said...

Its a beautiful jacket and pockets would be nice. Its fun to have something to pretty and warm.

Carrie P. said...

It is a very pretty jacket for fall. Great addition to the festival.

Annemariesquilt said...

Hi again..
You have made a wonderful jacket and I know how hard it is to make a jacket. It is much easier with just quilts!

Susannah said...

This is beautiful. I love all the colors! You will be warm and match nature!
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Barb said...

What a fabulous fall jacket this is! I love your colors and it looks warm and toasty!

quiltmom said...

Rose Marie,
I love the rich autumn colors you chose for your jacket- I bet it looks stunning on and you get many admiring glances and comments about your fall coat.
Hope you are getting a chance to visit lots of the posts in the festival.
There are some wonderful pieces and stories.
Regards,
Anna

Eileen said...

what a fun thing to see something other than a quilt! your jacket is fantastic and yes, i think you must have blended in well in autumn. could you open up side seams to insert pockets? great job. thanks for sharing and have a great day