Can’t stop, won’t stop with ALLLLL the Patchwork Chore Coat versions! This time it is a focal back, hand-quilted, solid beauty! This Harvest Star quilt coat is so soft thanks to hand-quilting and boasts a stunning back!
PATTERN: Patchwork Chore Coat – a coat pattern for quilted fabrics (coming soon!) in size Small
QUILT BLOCK: Harvest Star quilt – I made one block for the back of the coat, keeping the rest of the coat more restrained, adding half square triangles to the sleeves and front pockets for extra detail
FABRICS: All Riley Blake Designs: Outer coat is Confetti Cottons in Hunter, Riley Burgundy, Autumn and Honey. Lining is Chambray Indigo, and inner binding is Liberty Fabrics Winter Flower Show – Malvern Meadow C
THREAD: Aurifil – 12 weight in #5007 for hand-quilting, 50 weight in #2905 for machine piecing the block and coat assembly
All the Info: Harvest Star Quilt Coat
I started by creating one Harvest Star block, cutting out the pieces using my Accuquilt. That made the whole process so much faster! I then added borders around the block until it was large enough to fit my coat back pattern piece. I repeated the process for the coat fronts (solid), collar (solid), sleeves (HST details), and pockets (HST details). I sandwiched each panel individually to batting and backing and hand quilted the whole thing using my favorite Aurifil thread.
For a full hand-quilting tutorial, click here.
I love the fact that the front is pretty basic, it will match a lot of my outfits! I still need to add buttons to this version, but I couldn’t help getting a few pictures while we were at my parents house for Easter.
The fact that the Harvest Star quilt block takes up the whole back is by far my favorite thing. I washed the pieces before I assembled them into a coat, that hand-quilting crinkle is just the best!
The “guts” of the coat, looking lovely! I might just wear this coat chambray side out, its so pretty with the floral binding detail! I found this liberty floral in my stash and I couldn’t believe how well it matched the colors of the coat. You’d think I had started with the floral and picked the outer colors to match, but nope!
This chambray is really lightweight and soft, making it an ideal coat lining.
I asked the women in my family to help pose for a Patchwork Chore Coat family picture ;). We’ve got the hooded version on the far left, this hand quilted version made with panels, the reversible version, and finally the one I made starting with a quilt. Click on the links for more details on each one!