Well if Friday was a busy cold coffee day, then today is a fun hot cocoa day. My little patchworks grew up to be cozy coats for my sweetiegirls. They were sooo excited, which says enough to me about the level of success here.
I will not lie, they took alot of time. The design and construction was pretty basic but the difficulty came in working with the thickness of the quilted material. I love, though, that I basically made the fabric, such a different experiece than just using one fabric to begin with.
Both of them are pieced with mine and Denyse's fabrics and I think they work so well together. When I was at the fabric store looking for the trim material, the women could not believe that I would dare cut into the patchwork. I tried to explain that I have no shortage of fabric to work with, but they were down right distressed. I should go share these photos with them.
Isabela's is a quirky multi-toned combination which suits her exuberant personality perfectly. Eleni's precious patches are sweet and bright...just like her. I used solid corduroy for trim. Using only two buttons at the empire height allows lots of room for swishing and tumbling. The ample crossover layering in the front keeps them warm through all the fun.
A few ironies to share in relation to cold coffee and towers of laundry. My coffee maker stopped working right after I had talked about how my coffee gets cold when I get excited about my work and I ignore it! Not one to be defeated, my husband, boiled water and manually poured it through the filter to secure our fix. My mom did what she does and went and bought me a new one. So we enjoyed watching the girls frolic with hot coffee in hand. The other irony is after all my rambling about my relationship with the laundry baboon, I spent the whole weekend working on two items to add to the pile. But they are of the colorful, more fun to fold sort.
Tomorrow an update on this.
xoox, Anna Maria