My Chocolate Hood

One would think with all the other hoods I’ve been making, I would have made one for myself before now. Nope. Not ’til now.

My hood is a chocolate silk taffeta purchased last year. The lining is this great red polished cotton with paisley motifs. It is quilted with a simple double line and curved chain, which I’m sure has a real name in the quilting world. The brim is trimmed with a wonderfully soft mink. (Huge Thanks to Gail for the lining and fur)

Here is the hood pre-fur. You can see the quilting here a bit better. This vertical diagonal is achieved when the quilting runs directly across the crown. A shallower, more horizontal angle is achieved with quilting directly front to back.

Here is a look at the great lining fabric. The quilting looks really great against this red. One thing I did learn though – my machine really hates polished cotton. It just doesn’t like to move it along with the feet, even with the walking foot. Polished cotton will be hand-quilted from now on.


If there is a video at the end of this post, it is an advertisement. My apologies for the inconvenience.

Published in: on October 6, 2011 at 8:33 am  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Beautiful!

  2. That is simply the coolest hood! Love the silk, love the paisley, love the fur. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. so beautiful!

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