I missed posting Day 9 of the 12 Days of The 46th Annual Thanksgiving Open House. My excuse is...I had to sleep on it! It's my way of solving a problem when the answer doesn't readily come to me...as in the closure on this jacket. So, after sleeping on it, I got up this morning, had a cup of coffee and a muffin and mulled over my 'Sleep Solution'.
Here's what comes of sewing in your sleep.
Pretty dreamy, huh?
A typical closure of this type is called a frog. I don't do typical.
I hope the Quilter in Heaven who made this 'Grandmother's Flower Garden' quilt top back in the 1930's isn't having a spell of 'The Vapors' seeing her handwork cut and stitched into this jacket. It would be for the second time if so...the first time was when I cut the top in half and made two table toppers by adding reproduction borders, backing and machine quilting it with a meander stitch.
Who needs two exactly alike table toppers? Obviously, not me or anyone I've tried to sell them to at my shop. Now one is this jacket and the other may be another jacket if it doesn't sell pretty soon. I'm betting the jacket sells before the quilt. Wanna bet?