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« on: November 11, 2007 10:54:04 AM »

Just finished this rag quilt for a friend's 13YO sk8r daughter ...





I used recycled black denim (from DH's many discarded work jeans), a way cool batik I found in purples and pinks (sk8r chick's fave colours are black and purple), a neato cartoony-piratey black skul fabric and a lavender flannel for the back.

Things I learned from this project:

1.  When the denim rags in the washing machine, the fuzzy lintlets get stuck to the flannel back and doesn't look so hot. Using my sweater shaver to remove all the lint was a real life saver!

2.  Even tho I followed the directions of the fabric paint to the "t", the white still faded on the black denim. But that was okay, because I was going for a distressed, worn look anyway.

3.  I used Warm and Natural batting between each block. Because the denim is so heavy, next time I'll use only a flannel instead. Sewing two layers of denim and two layers of cotton fabric and flannel together was tough on the ole sewing machine.

This was a fun quilt to make. I really enjoyed the stencilling and have LOTS of plans to work in stencils for my next couple of quilts.

Let me know what you think! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007 11:20:20 AM »

I think it is awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007 12:32:30 PM »

now thats a quilt i'd kill for! i love the placements the fabric and esp the colors this is really cool  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007 07:36:25 PM »

Thanks for the props ... it was lots of fun to make. I've made lots of traditional quilts in the past, but lately I've been wandering down different paths. This site has given me a LOT of inspiration!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007 09:55:50 PM »

Really really cute! Smiley
It looks warm too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 09:59:10 AM »

i love that quilt!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007 10:41:55 AM »

I love the stitching and the design, really awesome! 
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007 10:47:41 PM »

Ohh wow... this is fabulous! You did a great job!! I love the skulls. What a great gift.
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007 10:42:03 AM »

thats really cool, i bet she loves it, now im really kicking myself for letting my dad throw away those black denim jeans, i knew i shouldve hid them hehe
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2007 06:19:19 AM »

Thanks, one and all ... I have been lurking on the Image Repro formum and wanted to try making a stencil. This was the first time I tried to make my own stencil, and was pretty happy with the way it turned out. And it was a lot of fun, too!

I gave it to Ashland's (sk8r chick) mom and she flipped out ... thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! I was a little worried that she thought it would be a bit overboard but she said it was everything she wanted.

Woo hoo!
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