Monday, April 11, 2016

Jeans Jacket Challenge

One year ago seven of us when on a trip to the Paducah Quilt Show.  We saw lots of sights, beautiful quilts, vendors that made us drool, and purchased yards and yards of fabric.  One day we were walking along the street and saw a lady with a beautiful "crewel work" denim jeans jacket.  That evening we saw her at the night show and asked her about the jacket.  She had purchased it a Chico's several years before.  But we loved it.  We sat in our seats and decided we needed to make our own jackets.  So the rules were few but it had to be a denim jeans jacket and it had to be decorated by April 1, 2016.  Last week we had a group meeting and unveiled our jackets.  This is one of my jackets.  I have to say that I have never enjoyed a challenge quite so much.  I also have not completed my first idea for the jacket.  But this is the first one I completed:
I found it on e-bay and it was a large for $20, but certainly not large enough for me. It was a great fit for my neighbor who is a barrel racer.  It is done with Belagio crystals which come in sheets or rolls.  They are heat-set with a very hot iron.  The jacket sparkles with amazing beauty.
The back is as pretty as the front.  She has received amazing compliments on her new jacket. My friends also loved it.  And this has become somewhat of an obsession for me.  I have a couple more to show you this month.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

lol...this is so rich! I just started to learn how to tat because: A couple of ladies in the "Morning Quilters" that I play with started to learn how to tat and wondered what to do with the finished items. I came up with about a dozen things to do with tatted pieces besides putting them on a dresser or a hanky. Among other things I thought the contrast of fine tatting on a jeans jacket would be great and the more I thought of it the better I liked it and now I am learning how to tat cause nobody loves me so much to do it for me. LOL