Since a project of this scope takes a lot of extra time to plan and execute I have decided to post it now so that everyone has plenty of time to prepare.

Unlike the rest of our missions, you will not post any pictures of it, yourself.  When your Secret Santa Sister receives her sweatshirt, it will be up to her to post a picture of her wearing it.  And to make this a worthwhile challenge, the winner will receive a medium flat-rate box full of quilting goodies in January to start her off on next year's projects.  Voting on these will be in December as soon as everyone receives their boxes.

This was a wonderful suggestion for a grand finale mission and I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  How you make yours, is entirely up to you.  It can be quilted, tie-dyed, embroidered, the sky is the limit.  I saw a lady wearing one recently that was crocheted around the edges and it was stunning.  So everyone get your creative juices flowing and start looking for your patterns now.  As soon as you get your SS sister's info, you can begin your project.

This is going to be so much fun.  I have always wanted to do one of these.

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Kathy, you've outdone yourself on this one!!

Oh I love it! I have seen some really spectacular sweatshirt jackets and a excited to make one. 

I think I've found the pattern, but need to look for the right color mix.  My last try at this is still sitting on a shelf.  I've found a pattern for crazy blocks that I plan to sew together into "fabric" which I can then pin to sweatshirt and then quilt.  What technique do you all use?!!!

Melanie, I've seen several techniques...before applique, always prewash both shirt and fabrics. At a quiltshow in Tx, l saw a gorgeous one for little girl all covered in appliques of sweet girlie prints in pastels in crazy quilting ; then applique of characters in deep brights over that. Didn't look stiff, so no fuseables. Lots of embroidery and a few beads & sequins. I personally prefer denym jackets ( worn looking from thrift store) and embellished with hand embroidery in heavy threads & light yarns. Not sure what l'll do for this mission...still wracking my brain over those golf tees,lol!

I’m sure you will have a great idea.  Too bad I can only post one - they are so cute...and crazy!

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