Inspired by Ruth

Inspired by Ruth - front view

Rae was inspired by several blue and white Japanese cotton prints to make this handsome Tabula Rasa Jacket.  It is foundation pieced onto a red cotton print with Japanese motifs.  Read all about Rae’s process for planning and executing the diagonal piecing for this jacket in her post “Stitch and Flip Jacket Engineering“.  She brought the little bit of red in the wavy print out with red piping.  It is charmingly finished with some fabulous carved cinnabar and ivory beads and thin cording, which you can see in more detail in Rae’s post “Inspired by Ruth’s Jacket“.

Inspired by Ruth - back view
Inspired by Ruth – back view

5 thoughts on “Inspired by Ruth

  1. I have a UFO jacket that is also navy and cream Japanese cottons. I never finished it because it looked like I was wearing a quilt. Now I will take it apart and use TRJ to restyle it. So Ruth will have inspired more than 1 jacket!

    1. IT is fun to revisit a project with new inspiration. Hope it is a happy experience TC.

  2. Just discovered the TRJ and working with muslins. What nice, versatile designs!

    Like TC, I also had a quilted jacket that I did not finish…it was stiff as a board. Your Stitch & Flip jacket is beautiful! Rae, are there other fabrics that might be easy to work with as the foundation? Would Ambiance – or a silk (charmeuse?) – work? I’d like to use something soft and luxurious as the foundation fabric, something that doesn’t add alot of stiffness.

    1. Thanks, Diana! You sure can use softer materials as a foundation. Read Rae’s article Piece Softly in the October/November 2017 issue of Threads Magazine. You can also take a look at this Threads web extra about her techniques.

  3. Thank you, Carrie, this is exactly what I have been looking for! I’m excited to make my first TRJ using this method!

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