Thursday, July 10, 2008




Windowpanes Vest...
Just a quick post on my way out the door. And don't give me a hard time about not being able to see my face- my eyes are tired these days and I didn't want everyone saying, "Nines, you look tired." It's the vest I wanted to show you, not my tired eyes.
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This is the Windowpanes Vest by Rag Merchant. I started it last...September, I think. Finally finished it up, last night. What a journey into boredom and tedium! The end results are worth it, but it involves a whole lot of sewing. Down the vest and then across the vest. And I might be a Maverick quilter, but I resist using glue on anything and that was what you were supposed to use to hold the blocks in place while you sew them down. Too much of a traditionalist, I suppose. If you're all hung up about getting everything straight ya better glue. I am not so tightly wound and so I just pinned them in place- with a whole lot of shifting going on. It's based on a man's shirt and then just bound all the way around with a button under the arms to hold the front to the back- I used two buttons because my vest is longer than theirs. All in all, I am lovin' it. Hey! I get to wear my favorite batiks and hand-dyeds. And it matches everything! Gotta run, you all have a great day.

4 comments:

teelduo said...

Isn't that just purdy! I was gonna say someone took a bad picture of you but I will refrain. giggle Love you OXOXOX

Quilt Pixie said...

looks wonderful! but sounds tedious in the making. Good for you to have stuck with it :-)

Sarah N. said...

Look at you, all stylin' and profilin', as Stacy would say. Very cute! I have been wrestling with the b-day challenge project today - trying to quilt it on the featherweight. Lots of wrestling! Miss you!

Darcie said...

Well I'd love you anyway...tired eyes or not!!! Just sayin'! ;-)

LOVE the vest!!! Oh so cool!!! What a great way to use up smaller pieces of to-die-for fabrics. Or cut into big pieces? Now you'll need a handbag or tote to match it, won't you?!

Love you heaps!