Janet Hinners Gallagher created this version of Catch the Wave; the embroidery detail is fantastic!
"The fabric I used with the Batik panels is Kona Cotton purchased in bright colors and "dulled down" by overdying it with black or procion dye. (This gave it a mottled look, which is what I was going for. I used flannel for the inside batting.
I cut the pattern pieces out of the flannel first in a larger size that I planned to make up. Then I drew lines on it with a fabric marker so that I knew where I wanted to place the colors. I placed the Batiks first and then the other colors. Sometimes to get the lines right, I'd trace the lines to the back side and sew from there. After the pieces were sewn to the flannel, I applied bias tape with a double needle and then quilted them. I used a quilting stitch programmed into my Pfaff of 4 x .5mm followed by 1 x 2.5 mm, using monofiliment thread and a #7 top tension. This makes a really nice quilting look stitch.
After the quilting step, I cut out my pattern the correct size. I traced the outlines of the Batik masks, scanned them, and brought them into Pfaff's PCDesigner program and used the autotrace function. I used these patterns in some of the larger sections. This adds a nice surprise for those that look close.
I added four additional pockets. Two are inside breast pockets: One zippered for money and the other open and deep for maps/brochures. I also added two zippered pockets inside the existing front pockets for car keys and other things I don't want to lose. One thing I'd do differently would be to do the quilting before I added the bias tape as I would have been able to hide the wrinkles better that way."