Saturday, September 13, 2008

Quilted Toddler Jackets

Here is my little darling modeling her new hat and jacket that Grandma made for her! The quilted fabric I put into the previous post became this entire ensemble - quilted jacket and hat. It is a pattern I designed that makes the jacket out of a one piece pattern. It is sooooo very simple and what a scrap buster it can be! You piece (or go "whole cloth") a small quilt, cut out the pattern, bind it and this is the final result. If anyone is interested, the pattern is copyrighted and available at my website, Quilty Indulgence.
Madelyn Mary seems to take the modeling very seriously by all indications in these photos that were taken in western New York last weekend during a Grandma visit up there, but that really wasn't the case. She kept bolting for the hills - it was very comical and reminded me of when her own Mommy would run through the house (away from me!) with pieces of Halloween costumes or new outfits on her that I was trying to fit. Two year olds are simply not natural models or patient mannequins!
Here is another example of the jacket pattern. The one with the monkey applique was pieced. The citrus one is a "whole cloth" jacket. Either way, it is a simple quilting project and the scraps make the hat (pattern and instructions are included for that as well) so there is no waste!

Here is the pattern cover.


Greenmare said...

OH Madelyn is so big!!! and beautiful! and she looks sooooooooo serious! oh gosh I can't believe how grown up she looks already, and I've only met her through pictures! The jacket is awesome on her!!!

Greenmare said...
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Greenmare said...

sorry about that double post, I got rid of it, I was just so excited that I double clicked on the comment button when my computer wasn't moving fast enough!~!

swooze said...

What a wonderful pattern!