Figure out who you are, then do it on purpose.
Finished in time for cooler weather. The flannel batting was very difficult to seam and makes the jacket cooler to wear. Or perhaps the open neck makes it cooler. I like the shawl collar and it wasn't that hard to sew. Horizontal lines are matched on the sleeves; I didn't worry about matching each block of the Chain.
I started by planning the front then matched the same location at the seams as I moved to the back and sleeves. It worked pretty well.
My muslin was pinned higher than the final jacket buttons. So this final version hangs a bit further off the shoulders. Something to remember. Before sewing the parts together, I adjusted the collar seam at the back to get a slightly closer fit.
The jacket is bound in the same fabric as the background. I didn't want it to show much.
Design: Shawl collared jacket
Quilt block: Triple Irish Chain
Batting: cotton flannel
Thread: Superior blue cotton thread
Quilting: Walking foot
Approximate yardage: IDK but guess 9.5 yds
(not counting the batting/flannel)
The Things We Make by Bill Hammack explores how engineering builds on scientific and mathematical discoveries even when they aren't well defined. The opening chapter shows how mostly illiterate stonemasons built enormous medieval cathedrals using rules of thumb. Using topics such as photography, ceramics, steam, and faucets to show how engineers and tinkerers use observation to create new technologies. The book ends by emphasizing that the myth of a "lone" inventor discourages technological advancement and innovations may not solve the problem the inventor expected.
I hope you find time to read this engaging book but at least listen to half hour summary on YouTube.
Enjoy the day, Ann