The quilting really only took about 2 days. That let's you know how fast something can get done when the quilting is big and open like these huge Swirling Feathers!
It is challenging for me to quilt this way because so much of what I do is very tiny and dense. I almost had to relearn how to quilt really big shapes, but I'm so glad I did because this jacket is soft and comfy.
The most obvious plus to quilting large scale is the speed! It's definitely nice to finish something this fast!
The handwork on this project also went quickly because I was always doing something I enjoyed.
I've been listening to a very interested, but slightly scary book called The Master Switch about how open sources of information, like the radio and telephone, were once free for all to use and share (just like the internet now), but they were closed down by monopolies seeking to control them.
When I wasn't getting freaked out about the future of the internet, I was watching more episodes of Top Gear, Torchwood, and Dr. Who. Well, I should say listening to these programs was I was really watching my stitches!
Once the handwork of the jacket was complete, I put it back on the machine for a little extra detail stitching. I almost quilted the front black section with more Jagged Plain, but it was so closed to the edge that I couldn't get a good hold on it. Oh well, maybe for my next jacket I'll figure out a way of doing that better.
I love how the jacket is completely reversible. On red days I can wear red and on blue days I can wear blue!
Let's go quilt!