Holy cow was this ever a LOT of work! But totally worth it. I didn't buy ANYTHING to make this quilt. I used old jeans from our family (we have 2 boys who go through jeans so fast), and my sister in law sent me some jeans from her family as well (she has 4 boys). The back is made from stash fabric scraps. Even the thread was just what I had on hand, so there are several colors in there.
Each side has 384 squares. The colorful side has 18 rows that alternate the colors of the rainbow. This thing was a beast to get through my sewing machine (the denim made it SO heavy), but the worst part was clipping the edges so it would fray. I ended up with several bleeding blisters and it took me many hours to clip them all.
I learned a few lessons while making this. Mainly, that stretch denim doesn't fray properly.
But I still adore how it turned out, and we use it ALL the time as a picnic quilt or a place to sit and read outside.
Now for the pics (unfortunately, I don't have a good picture of the colorful side. The kids weren't really wanting to get off of it....
Me, the baby, and the quilt
The denim side
This kind of shows how big it is
And just for fun (I used this pic on our Christmas cards)