21 October 2011

What fun - dyed quilt jacket

Well this was almost too much fun. I got this idea from the Kemshalls who used a old quilt Linda had made, over dyed it and used it as "material" to make a jacket. Just before we adopted Niamh, our standard poodle, I bought the most beautiful corn flower blue quilt from TJMaxx. When we brought Niamh home a few weeks later she was in heat and couldn't be neutered until she wasn't any longer. You see where this is going??? The quilt was never the same; covered in spots that just wouldn't come out.

Well, I got it out from storage, made a coat pattern from packaging paper and cut out the pattern pieces. I surged all the raw edges, and used the thickened dyes with a credit card (see this batik tutorial) and "painted" the pieces using the quilt pattern already on the quilt.

The coat was too big and too cold for a Maine coat so I ripped the pieces apart and re-cut the fronts, back and collar from those pieces. I had to cut two new sleeves - more form fitting- from the remains of the quilt and dye paint them to match. Well, it is done and awaiting the separating zip which I will pick up tomorrow. I really like this cute jacket and it is warm enough for cool day.




4 comments:

  1. The jacket is WONDERFUL!!! colors are great...everything..turned out perfect!

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  2. ZOMG, Beth, this is AMAZING. Are you sure you don't need to SELL that jacket to someone who lives in Toronto? *smiles winningly*

    Seriously, it's stunning.

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  3. Wow, WOW, and Wow again. This is fabulous. Seriously Fabulous!! Now it is my turn to ask if I can tell people I know you. :o)

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