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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just a small (ish) mess!

And, before you ask, I don't intend to take ANY pictures of the other side of the room!!

The jacket hasn't changed all that much from yesterday, other than for the topstitching.  Now it's on to reverse stitching things like pockets and labels - the least fun of the whole process.  I also have to undertake an archaeological 'dig' to see where on earth I might have put the makings for the sleeves.

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my question of yesterday.  It was interesting to see your take on the subject and I thank those that took the time to look up some 'proper' definitions of crazy quilting.  I think I will conclude that the jackets are, in fact, crazy PATCHED but not crazy QUILTED, which makes me feel happier about the definition.


  1. You have to make a mess to make a masterpiece..don't worry about it! And don't worry too much about defining what you do in terms of traditional technique. Its still brilliant if its crazy pieced or patchwork.

  2. Phew! that's a load off! Glad to have you back to (almost) normal.

  3. Well, I must have missed everything yesterday...which is normal...LOL!
    And yes I *DO* want to see the big mess!
    I've been shoveling my studio....ugh.
    Not fun, but had a few art moments. So I guess it was worth the effort, right?
    Looking forward to the jacket! :-)


  4. I was interested to return to yesterday's post to see what people answered. I read it at work and wasn't able to research the terms. The "patched" and "quilted" references were the perfect answer.
    No matter. Your jackets are whatever YOU think they are. I think they are great.

  5. Hope you are enjoying the new place. I have been guilty of reading in google reader. Hope all is well with you. Kim xx

  6. my husband is wandering our house looking for the bomb that went off....think I should tidy up!!


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