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.
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