“Off The Grid”, The Vest That Everyone is Talking About!

by Heidi Emmett

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I’m  fine tuning my new vest pattern and will be publishing it on Craftsy.com as well as making it available to mail to you. There are many comments by many women who have tried it on and can’t wait for the pattern. I have found a winner of a design in  “Off The Grid Vest.” The main colorful fabrics in this vest are by Marcia Derse and the grey ombre is found at Christine Barnes’ website.


I am most excited that I will be able to offer it to you as part of my “Art on The Wall, Art to Wear” workshop at Zephyr Point in September. Click the register button and sign up soon before the workshop fills up. We only take 10 students per workshop.


Dress it up or down, but skinny black jeans or leggings, and a black-T are always a perfect pairing.


If “off The Grid” the vest, is a little more than you want to get started on, we will learn the  techniques that make this vest unique AND you can turn it into a “Skinny Mini.”


What’s a Skinny Mini? It is like one of the panels in the front of the vest, long and lean. It’s just what you need in that space on your wall by the front door. Or I love it on an entry table or on a dining table as a table runner.


These are some of the fabric choices for a different  Off The Grid vest. The colorful batiks (yes they ARE batiks are by Allison Glass for Andover Fabrics). The grey ombre is by Fabri-quilt (in my stash). Grey ombre is a must for just the right background look to showcase your absolute favorite prints.


The vest will require about 9 different “off set” log cabin blocks. A Skinny Mini only takes 3 or 4.


Oh the colors of the water in Lake Tahoe. We have a color of fabric for THAT! Check out our  “store” when you come to the retreat. “Gradations” is the ombre fabric with these exact colors.Own a little bit of Lake Tahoe when you put this fabric in your Off The Grid, Skinny Mini wall piece or vest.


Come on go Off The Grid and join me, at my workshop,  “Art on The Wall, Art to Wear.”   Hugs, Heidi

P.S.  Zephyr Point is over there on the right side of the picture. This was taken from the first stop on the gondola at Heavenly Valley.

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6 thoughts on ““Off The Grid”, The Vest That Everyone is Talking About!

  1. I’m very excited about Tahoe. Is it time to go!? On another note, has your group decided to do a basket for the quilt show?

    “Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.” — Author Unknown


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