Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Denim Quilt

My Wednesday Work in Progress is a denim quilt.  It might be a bit premature to call it a work in progress as I haven't gotten beyond the planning stage.  What I do have is a bunch of jeans from my cousin.

I offered to make a quilt for my cousin's daughter as she is the only grandchild (there are 13) of my aunt who recently passed away who had not yet received a denim quilt from her grandmother.  As it happened, my cousin had been collecting jeans for her daughter's quilt. 

We found some flannel for the quilt back in my aunt's fabric stash, as well as some fabric for the binding if needed (too soon in the design process to know how I'll be finishing the edges).  I will be piecing the flannel with some Minky fabric as the flannel piece is not large enough for the backing.

My cousin used to work for Levi and Roots.  My challenge will be incorporating their labels, as well as some pockets or other elements of the jeans - beyond the denim itself - into the quilt.

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  1. Good luck with the denim quilt - they are always a winner with the young ones.
    I made my two grand-daughter denim quilts a while ago, and made them into "shaggy quilts". You know, with the seams on the front and then you snip them to make them shaggy. No need for batting, the denim is heavy and I used flannel on the back - worked very well indeed.

  2. Very cool! I just "inherited" a stack of worn-out jeans from my sister. So far I've whacked up one pair to play with making bags and the like. Probably no quilt out of this batch for me, but the thought of a nice heavy denim and flannel quilt sounds super-tempting!

  3. You have some very pretty projects on your blog. What a lovely ideas to take on making the jean quilt. Good luck with it.

  4. I really want to make a denim quilt someday-have fun deciding on a design! I am sure it will be great!

  5. Just found your blog. You've done a good job with it. Lots of cute projects. Keep up the good work.