Craft Napa Sheer Paneled Jackets and new work
I love teaching at Craft Napa! For the foreseeable future it will continue to be virtual. Craft Napa students are unique: they tend to have large stashes of all manner of ephemera, paints, dyes, stamps, markers, screens and of course, fabric. This is a great example of why online classes can be fabulous. One […]
Quilt Coat – A finish!
“Make a quilt coat” they said. “It will be fun, easy and fast”! Um, no. It was fun. Fast and easy, no. It was an adventure. This is a really long post and very garment-centric. Some of you may not be interested in the details, so feel free to scroll through the pretty pictures! Several […]
Quilt Coat toile and a little bit of life around the Lyon home
I am skilled at taking something simple and making it complex. So, the quilt coat…. First, what pattern to use? I didn’t want darts, fancy seaming or lots of pieces. After culling through my existing patterns, I settled on the Tamarack by Grainline. I initially rejected it because it has a curved hem. I am […]
Quilt Coat and other adventures – Part 1, “It’s Rachel’s fault”
I started my quilt coat. And I’ve made some odd decisions that I must explain. Unfortunately the instructor for the class is ill, so I decided to forge ahead on my own. I may be doing several stupid things😊 First, a story. I was Program Chair for my local quilt guild, the Folsom Quilt and […]
I hit a wall and ended up with a great jacket!
I’ve got two short posts this week. I separated them because they are on two different subjects. You can find the other post here. I had an odd week of in between-ness; I just made that up. I was in between projects, a little lost as to what to do. Both of the following projects […]
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