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Thread: I think this will be warm enough!

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    Lightbulb I think this will be warm enough!

    I live in the South, but I am planning a trip up North in March and I need a light jacket. If I bought one there would be less money to spend on quilting...hmmmmm... I made this one for free! I had an old red sweatshirt that had paint stains on it from brushing up against a freshly painted wall. I cut it up the front and opened up the side seams and turned it into a kind of crazy quilt. All of the fabrics are from my scrap bin. I had planned to put a zipper in it and then realized that I never use the zipper on jackets (I'm at that stage of life when a cool breeze is usually a relief). Hey...it may not be 'haute' Couture' but it should be warm enough for March in Ohio!
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    Love It! Very colorful too!

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    Adorable! I'm not sure how warm it needs to be, tho. I live "up north" & we're STILL waiting for winter... LOL! You'll look like a million bucks, ho! Thanks for sharing!
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    it's beautiful!
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    WOW - Just lovely, what a great idea, thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    I don't think it will be warm enough for you, but it will be warm enough for me!

    I like your jacket a lot!
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    Love the jacket, it is ok if you forget it when you are here. You can take one of my old sweatshirts home instead and see if you can perform the "sows ear into a silk purse" trick on it.

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    I love the one of a kind look of your jacket. I bet everyone asks where you got it. Nice work.

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    great job.
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    You did a wonderful job on your jacket. It's great

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    A masterpiece! Love it!
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    That's the nicest one of those converted sweatshirts I've seen. Enjoy!
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    Love the jacket, but up here, when winter finally gets here, you will need a coat over your jacket!

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    Very Cute! Have a great trip.

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    I love your jacket. It should be perfect for Ohio in March. Have a good time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilyn View Post
    I live in the South, but I am planning a trip up North in March and I need a light jacket. If I bought one there would be less money to spend on quilting...hmmmmm... I made this one for free! I had an old red sweatshirt that had paint stains on it from brushing up against a freshly painted wall. I cut it up the front and opened up the side seams and turned it into a kind of crazy quilt. All of the fabrics are from my scrap bin. I had planned to put a zipper in it and then realized that I never use the zipper on jackets (I'm at that stage of life when a cool breeze is usually a relief). Hey...it may not be 'haute' Couture' but it should be warm enough for March in Ohio!
    I think that you are one clever lady to recycle in this way. Covering up the paint stain and making such a beautiful jacket, no one will have a jacket like yours, that's for sure. I just love "crazy quilting", it is so beautiful.

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    march in Wisconsin is colder than that, but you did a great job on the jacket. It is very cheerful and happy. It will sure brighten your day..
    Cindy

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    wow-you did an amazing job on it,wear it proudly
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    You did a great job!

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    Very creative! Love it

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    It should be ok, if not just move quicker to and from a warmer space. Enjoy your trip. I love the jacket!!

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    Love , LOve, Love it! The colors are bright and warm looking, but March in Ohio? You never know what to expect as in Michigan.

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    That is a very pretty scrap jacket....It should warm enough up here as we haven't had a winter here yet....But it could come in March.....Hope not. You an jacket should turn a lot of heads up here.....

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    You did such a great job.

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    A coat of many colors, wonderful.
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