Saturday, January 22, 2011


It's been awhile since my last post. I have been making pinwheels. So many, they have even invaded my dreams, LOL. But we went to St. Vincent's Thrift store today and I just have to share this find with you. I found this with a price tag of $3.99.

Sad to say it is too large for me (1XL) but it was too good a find to pass up.  The jacket is made of black silk.  I believe it is Dupione silk, it has that slubbed texture.  The embroidery is done by machine.  These are on the sleeves.

These are on both sides of the lapels.

And these are on either side of the bottom front.

There is nothing on the back, it is all fabric.  This is just screaming at me "Put me into a quilt." 

Wouldn't you agree?

Love from Liri


  1. Gorgeous! Glad you got it! Now to see what you do with it! ---"Love"

  2. I was just reading someone's blog about using dupione silk to make quilts. That is a fantastic find! I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it. There are so many possibilities for such beautiful fabric and embroidery!

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with that! Beautiful embroidery.

  4. I love that jacket the way it is!! But I'm into jackets like that anyway;) I'm sure you will make something wonderful!!
    Happy Quilting!!

  5. It's beautiful! I thought at first that maybe you would alter it so it would fit you. But, it would be amazing in a quilt. Keep us posted.

  6. I, too, can't wait to see what you do with the embroidery. It's really a beauty. Connie204

  7. Beautiful! Has Flit said anything about it yet? LOL I am sure you will come up with something beautiful.

  8. O What a wonderful find- your jacket and me finding your wonderful colourful and inspiring blog!