Tuesday, 18 January 2011

80's Bat Wing Sweater

80s BatWing Sweater

Back in the good old days (otherwise known as the 1980's) I had a batwing sleeved sweater in the brightest pink and grey. I loved that sweater. It made me feel incredibly cool (which I most definitely wasn't). I wore it with ski pants (those leggings with stirrups) and pixie boots (or tucker boots - slouchy grey suede things, everyone had them). It was my most coolest outfit, and this quilt is homage to it.

It's twin (single) bed size (although it fits really nicely on a double bed too) and the pattern will be available from January 27th in Issue 4 of Fat Quarterly.
The whole issue is dedicated to solids - it kind of daunted me working without printed fabrics and having to stay focused on not just grabbing any old scrap to add to the quilt. But I must have done something right because Miss G has claimed it as her own - and that's a first.

28 comments:

Terri said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love it!

Lily Boot said...

that quilt is so channeling the 80s - it must be the solids/geometric thing. But at the same time it has a marvellous Amish thing happening. I love solid colour quilts - so striking. I didn't have a bat wing sweater - too hot in Brisbane to get excited about sweaters. But I did have an outfit that made me look like one of the girls from Bananarama (I wish!) with a torn strip of lace in my hair and a mesh kind of singlet. Wasn't it wonderful!

two hippos said...

its stunning!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Amazing picture...I love how it's staged in a carpark! Brilliant!

Weren't 80's fashions the best! I miss the 80's sometimes.

Rachel said...

Oh, the nostalgia, I had bat wing sweaters and pixie boots too! The quilt is fab - love the colour combo, I think that's definitely one I'll be putting on the list...

peppermintpatcher said...

Sounds like a fabulous 80s outfit! I'm loving how much grey is available in fabric right now and loving what you're done with it too.

summerfete said...

I think I need to simplfy my next quilt, with def more solids.

ps. I dont leave the house much either LOL
just had a mammoth sewing up session, and have realised I'm only halfway through instead of finished!!

xx

cauchy09 said...

ahhhh...the 80s! i had a similar outfit. great quilt!

Sara said...

Solids would be fun to work with as in only using them in a quilt!!!

jennyflower said...

SNAP! My nan knitted my jumper from a pattern with the Thompson Twins modelling them- Happy days- cool quilt too- would look good with flourescent leg warmers! x

Karin said...

this looks like the churndash/monkey wrench block?

trash said...

Of course Miss G claimed it. Don't you know the 80s are like so cool now? Frankie says Do It!

Lisa said...

Hahaha. I had the same outfit, but my batwing sweater was deep blue. I thought I was fabulous in that outfit. I wish I still had it, could make for a great Halloween costume! Your quilt is fabulous. Just needs a disco ball!

marit said...

Gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

friggin fab! i need this to go with my swatch phone!! haha ;)

alobsiger said...

Ooooooh, and my favorite blog ever bigger and better than ever! Bravo!

Lynn said...

Bat wings... the good old days.

traceyjay said...

I like it. :)

FionaPoppy said...

Love it! It reminds me of a bright pink and grey batwing dress I wore with some bright pink stilettos!! Ha Ha

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

... Oh the batwing (probably synthetic given it was the 80s) ... such sweet memories ... loved my slouchy pixie boots too ...

This quilt is fab. Congrats on a real beauty.

Poppyprint said...

1. LOVE 80's outfits. Sad I didn't have a bright pink batwing sweater myself.
2. LOVE your solids quilt
3. Why is it dragging around on an oily carpark floor????
4. Can't wait for the next issue.

Manda said...

you described the EXACT outfit I used to wear!
And I love the quilt!

Justine said...

I Love it Katy! The pattern will be great for a quilt for my brother, added to the to do list!!!

Bia, from Brazil said...

I see your outfit has been claimed to be like many other´s.
No one will do a quilt like this, though. LOL

Gone to Earth said...

That's really effective - love it!

Deb said...

whoda thought that the block in that 80's quilt was just one big honkin' churn dash??!!!? yes???
i LOVE it!! genius. for sure!

Sequana said...

Ha! I thot I'd best come find you in case we both need a place to hide from John. *L*

Besides, it looks like a very cool blog.

Sujata said...

Beautiful quilt. Great picture in the parking garage!

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