Saturday, April 10, 2010
Green...and Purple, too! My Recycled Quilt
I had already started pairing one denim square and one flannel square (no batting in between), and stitching big Xs through the middle of them with a denim needle. I remembered getting stuck with the layout and trying to figure out how many more I needed of each fabric.
Let me tell you, this thing is HEAVY when you get to putting the last chunks together. I'm so glad I didn't try to do rows. Instead, I did three by three 12" blocks, two by two 12" blocks, and two sections that were two by three 12" blocks. Then I put all four sections together. It was only the last three seams that felt like I was wrestling it through the machine.
Then I stitched all the way around the edges and threw it out on the green grass in the sunshine for a picnic. It is about 60" x 60" finished. I love it!
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring weekend!
Posted by Quiltin Jenny at 9:07:00 AM
File under: green thang, quilt, UFO
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Nice. You'll get your exercise lugging that around to your picnics.ReplyDelete
first, good job on finishing a project! YAY!ReplyDelete
WOW! I can't believe you made a quilt from denim! I made a man-bag for step dad for Christmas out of jeans (see: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2010/01/gift-post-7-denim-bag/) and I had a heck of a time getting through the layers in some places. Yes, I also used a denim needle.
Keep up the good work!
Great quilt and great instructions, thank you for sharing this with a fellow stash buster! Regards Karen in Ballarat Australia!ReplyDelete
I love the denim squares and flannel quilts are so soft and nice. It is a great quilt and inspires me to keep cutting up all my family's old jeans! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on finishing a UFO.ReplyDelete
Paula in NE OH
Hey; I'm piecing a denim quilt right now, too!ReplyDelete