I rarely sew anyone else’s quilt patterns anymore, since pattern samples keep me so busy! However, when my friend Emily from Homemade Emily Jane shared with me her latest quilt pattern, I told her I had to make it ASAP. Her Cirrus quilt pattern is lovely, modern, and customizable! I chose to keep my gingham flying geese neutral and use a green background. From the moment I picked out these fabrics I knew I would be turning the quilt into a Patchwork Chore Coat. This Cirrus quilt coat is so modern and fun!
I made the lap size, which finishes at 51″ square. That’s a bit small for the Patchwork Chore Coat, so I had to do some fancy finagling to make it work. I wasn’t able to fussy cut or place my pattern pieces where I wanted, but actually, I think the way it turned out was even better than I could have hoped. That’s the beauty of quilt coats – they always turn out amazing! I ended up quilting a separate piece for the collar since I couldn’t fit it on the quilt I had made. I also had to make the coat length 3/4″ smaller than stated in the pattern. Even with all these slight modifications, the Cirrus quilt coat came out so great! (For reference, I’m 5′ 4″)
This was my first version that I made the Medium size. My first two Patchwork Chore Coats were Small. Although the small fits great, I fell in love with the oversized, cozy feel of this medium! I was planning on selling this coat, but now I’m wavering! Ha! The lining is a fun floral from PBS Fabrics. I love the contrast of the restrained outer coat and the pop of fun on the inside! Plus, all the seams on the inside are finished, so you could reverse it and wear the fun floral on the outside!
The Cirrus quilt is available now from Homemade Emily Jane, and has so many possibilities! Its a beautiful pattern! The Patchwork Chore Coat pattern is coming soon from me! Click here for more information about the coat pattern.