I love the idea of a cape. A loose wrap of fabric that you drape over your shoulders and leave either loose and flowing or pull tight around and over your shoulders. It’s like a scarf only more of it.
I’d been wanting to make a new cape, especially with this cool black kimono silk with waving red and white lines. I added my own red skinny bias strips to mimic the lines in the fabric. It’s an amped up version of the original.
Here, the strips pinned in place on the wall.
And below, the strips basted in place and ready to be hand stitched.
Next up, after a series of appliqué pieces, I was ready to move on to a pieced project. I wanted to make something similar to the quilt I made last year, only this time as a coat, randomly pieced from high contrast dark and light fabrics.
So here it is, half way in. Dark navy and white kimono silks, in process. Showing the blocks slowly coming together.
I keep saying this, but it so true, I love this work! It is way too much fun. Deep dives into variations, colors and patterns. What could possibly be better?