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From: bridesmom
Date: 06-17-2006, 11:41 PM (1 of 13)
Now I am having lots of fun! I made this up, it was supposed to be the May Theme project, but I was really struggling with the free motion quilting, and finally I went for it. The stitches are not as close together as I would have liked, but I have discovered that there is a fine line between needle speed and moving the fabric. Practice makes perfect as they say. The sleeves I quilted after finishing the table topper, so they are much better done. But this was so easy to put together, and purposely has frayed edges. I just love it. It's coming with me to California and I'm wearing it even if its 90 degrees out!
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The pic colors are a little dark, the fabric is a pale coral pink and the blue a light grey blue, it was a pack of 8 fat quarters that I got that were called 1930 vintage.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: Hogmami
Date: 06-18-2006, 05:02 AM (2 of 13)
Very nice, Laura.
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Member since: 09-30-2004
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From: Patty22
Date: 06-18-2006, 08:05 AM (3 of 13)
Laura... how soft and pretty! Now that's're showing your hubby how much the table topper is helping your sewing :up:
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Member since: 03-29-2006
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From: Magot
Date: 06-18-2006, 09:17 AM (4 of 13)
Really pretty Laura, well done.
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 06-18-2006, 07:52 PM (5 of 13)
Really nice it. Good job!
TTFN from
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From: esrun3
Date: 06-18-2006, 09:40 PM (6 of 13)
Very nice Laura! You did a great job on it-love the colors.
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Member since: 12-02-2004
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From: Bama
Date: 06-18-2006, 11:35 PM (7 of 13)
Oh I LOVE it! What pattern did you use?

Love the pocket. That's my initials too. :wink:
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From: MaryW
Date: 06-19-2006, 09:01 AM (8 of 13)
I love it, soft and comfy looking with perfect colors. I really like the idea of initials on the inside pocket. Better than any label or tag. Great job! :up:
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-19-2006, 05:31 PM (9 of 13)
Beautifully Done ! !
Sew With Love
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 06-20-2006, 09:34 AM (10 of 13)
Very nice jacket.

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From: SewingStephanie
Date: 06-20-2006, 04:23 PM (11 of 13)
To be honest with you, I saw the topic and was like...eek.. :nervous: .quilting jackets....
I saw a show on them the other day and it was the UGLIEST thing I've ever seen....ever.

But this, this is completly different. I absolutly adore it!
Best I've seen, period. Color selections are perfect as well. :up:

Also, the wire body holding it rocks. I love it.
Nice pic.
User: SewingStephanie
Member since: 02-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: bridesmom
Date: 06-20-2006, 08:40 PM (12 of 13)
Thanks everyone, I am so thrilled with this jacket! The pattern is from My Favorite Things a company here in Delta, BC. She has all sorts of really cute patterns, this is my 2nd one I've sewn and I really like them, plus they are easy to read. The website is Favorite Things ( The pattern is called 'The Frayed Jacket'. She does both CDN and US orders. And they are multisized from 4-22!! I usually have to do a size 14-16 in patterns, but this one was perfect as a size 12, which is what I usually wear in RTW size. Good thing my sister made her jacket first in a 12, as I was going to do a 14 as usual and I would have had to make it quite a bit smaller.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: ninifav
Date: 06-21-2006, 05:06 PM (13 of 13)
Wow, Laura, great job...I'm proud for you..Paula
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Member since: 09-06-2004
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