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.
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.