When I teach the Quilt Coat Course, I make a coat along with the participants. That allows me to show in real-time on the weekly lives any techniques they still have questions on. This semester’s coat was made with the Misty Mountains quilt pattern! This modern quilt coat features a Misty Mountain patchwork on the back. I loved making this modern quilt coat, let’s dig into all the details!
To make this Misty Mountains quilt coat, I decided to use a variety of chambrays and denims in my stash. Most of the denims in the mountain portion are Art Gallery Fabrics.
The overall coat is a lightweight denim from Joann Fabrics. I was happy to find a denim not only in the right shade, but that was thin and didn’t have stretch. Win! Because denim has a very distinctive warp & weft, I was careful to cut all the coat pieces from the same direction.
For the coat lining, I used two different prints, both from the Moonlit collection by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton & Steel. This is an older collection (circa 2014). I’ve had both these prints in my stash, saving them for something special, and they just seemed to fit so well with the outside of the coat! I love that there’s a bright fun POP when you take the coat off! I used two butterfly prints – the ones visible when you’re wearing the coat (sleeve cuffs, pocket lining, and hood) are a navy and all the inside (sleeves, front, and back) is a fun royal blue fabric!
The inner binding for the coat is Kona Highlighter, a super neon bright yellow! And the exterior binding for the entire coat is a lighter colored denim to stay with the theme.
Modern Quilt Coat Details:
This modern quilt coat was created using the Patchwork Chore Coat pattern. I lengthened it by 5″ and added a zipper, a hack in a blog post coming tomorrow! I made view B of the pattern, which features a 3-piece hood, and size Medium.
I made all the pieces for this coat using the panel approach from the pattern – where all the pieces are quilted as mini quilt sandwiches and then coat pieces are cut from that directly. I used the wall-hanging size of the Misty Mountains pattern for the back, adding length to the “sky” portion until it was long enough for my coat pieces.
I used a piece of the selvage from the lining fabric to create a size tag for the back of the coat. I quilted the entire coat using Aurifil 50 weight thread in #2785 in a 2″ diagonal grid. Because most of the coat was a dark denim, I chose to use a navy thread for all the quilting. This means you can see the quilting more on the mountain portion of the back of the coat, but it adds nice contrast and interest.
Misty Mountains is one of my favorite quilt patterns and this coat just reinforced that! I am so happy with the outcome, from the fabrics to the lining to everything in between! You can find the Patchwork Chore Coat and the Misty Mountains quilt patterns both in my shop!