We have a winner!
(oops and I said Wednesday, it’s Thursday and I’m all sorts of messed up this week. My days are all off)
The lucky winner of the Good Hair Day Charm Packet is comment #23, Jo! I’ll send you an email Jo–congrats! Can’t wait to see what you make.
(and have our first give-away! Details at the end of the post)
One of the women in my awesome quilting group, The East Bay Modern Quilters, happens to be the one and only Kim Andersson of i adore pattern. When she asked if I could help sew a few garments to showcase her lovely new line, Good Hair Day, of course I jumped at the chance. I mean, bobby pins are a girls best friend, right?
She gave me the pattern and the fabric and away I went to sew up the Oliver + S Forest Path Cape.
Seriously cute-and it comes in adult sizes too! The adult version is called the Woodland Stroll Cape. I might just need to make one up for myself.
The pattern calls for two layers of warm fabric, but of course being the crafty quilters we are, Kim thought it would be great to make a patchwork version. Here’s how I did it.
First, I made the patchwork “fabric” in the rough shape of the pattern pieces. I made lots of 16-patches with 3 inch squares until I had the right shape. Then I cut out the pattern pieces from the made fabric. Because I wanted to make sure I had the right angles on the fabric, I traced the whole pattern piece instead of cutting it on the fold.
Then I cut the pattern out of my batting and the lining (backing).
Because there’s a seam allowance on the pattern, I had to trim that out of the batting. So I lined it up one piece on top of the other and just made a cut like you would if you were piecing your batting. That way I had two edges butting up to each other, and it laid flat between the layers.
Once all the pieces were cut and assembled into their own little capes, I made my quilt sandwich and basted. I forgot that since the cape is curved to fit shoulders that it might be hard to quilt! It was literally quilting curves. I made sure to pin baste it really well, so the layers wouldn’t slip around as I quilted it.
Once it was quilted, I just trimmed up the edges and bound it with bias binding. And-it’s reversible!
And that’s the Forest Path Cape in Good Hair Day patchwork!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Blog Hop:
Good Hair Day Blog Hop
Want to see this awesome line in person? One lucky reader gets a charm pack of Good Hair Day to play with.
Leave a comment and tell me how you like to do your hair for a Good Hair Day. Please only one comment per person. Giveaway will be open until the end of the blog hop – 5pm PST on Tuesday, January 19th. Hop around the rest of the Blog Hop for more chances to win.
The winner will be picked at random and I’ll announce here on Wednesday, January 20th.
Now let’s all have a Good Hair Day!