Friday, August 28, 2015

New Projects

I've been playing around with a new jacket design and the two fronts are finished and I am about to start the back. The drawing is the back's design. It will continue to have the vertical lines and miters at the hem. I was standing in the light which made the left side in shadow when I shot this picture. Live and learn. Silk Garden and periwinkle superwash merino. At this point I think there will be a button band added to close the jacket.
I've also gotten the bug to sew some more tunics, since I recently found a bunch of great comfy leggings, the new replacement for sweatpants! No sweatpants allowed in my wardrobe. 

 I have all these new batiks (and some vintage ones) which I can use for the tunics I plan.
 Notice the little toes standing on the stool to photograph the stash.


  1. Melody,

    I have been enjoying your emails ever since I discovered your work last year at the quilt conference in Chattanooga. Your designs and colors thrill my soul.

    and on a bit of a more somber note....

    My husband died unexpectedly in May. I have seen several memory quilts of some of my new friends in grief support groups that I have been attending and thought that I would like to do the same with his dress shirts. I am writing to see if you have any interest in such things and if so, how much you might charge to create them. I am thinking of lap quilt size perhaps around four by six feet.

    My email address, in case you are interested is

    I love your gardening, as well. It has also thrilled me to see you create so many beautiful quilts this summer from your scraps.


  2. I have been loving tunics lately too. Do you have a pattern for the one on the right? It is hard to find one with the right neckline. It is always fun to see what you are up to.

  3. Love this new pattern. Have you thought about making it a vest (sleeveless jacket)? I would love a vest. :-) Judith P.

  4. Lovely colors. Looking at all that fabric(almost) makes me wish I could sew clothes. But what I like about making quilts is that they don't have to fit anyone perfectly and there aren't any sleeves to insert into armholes. Happy sewing. Julie

  5. Deb from Kingston, Ontario, CanadaAugust 31, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    I, too, am a leggings officionado!!!!! I recently had my third knee replacement-I am 56- and wore a leg brace for 4 years, thus the leggings (much more comfortable to wear a brace over the leggings than under pants). Anyhow, love your tunics. But to make mine more wearable, especially when I am sitting, I widened up the hemline, and got into "shark bite" hems (longer on the sides, shorter front and back) and angled hems(often uneven, pointed in front and back). I have had many compliments on them! Go see "Coco and Juan" on Easy for some inspiration.

  6. Deb from Kingston, Ontario, CanadaAugust 31, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Darn auto correct. That should say ETSY not easy. Oops!

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