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nevinjp
« on: March 13, 2011 02:48:55 PM »

This is my take on a "I love me" wall. The place where people hang awards and stuff. The bricks are made from our old jeans and the mortar is tan denim from old work jeans. It's about 94X64 inches big and has a little weight to it. The back is a flannel sleeping bag liner I got from Cabela's. The patches are mine from different ships I was stationed on over the years. I'm missing one but found a company online that might be able to replace it. There isn't a lot of quilting done yet, I just sewed around a couple of bricks and the patches.


The bricks are the same size as standard building bricks


I really wanted the zipper to work so I had to add the row of blocks around the edge.


Piecing it together went pretty fast. I had to change the needle a few times and the machine gets linty. I like working with denim but you can't be in a hurry. I did a cathedral window quilt in recycled denim and flannel for a friend of mine last summer that came out great if anybody wants to see those pictures.

Thanks for looking.


 
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011 03:26:11 PM »

How cool is this?!!?!? It's the first brick wall quilt I've ever seen. I love that you used old jeans!
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011 04:48:29 PM »

That is beautiful!  It looks like it took forever, so I was surprised when you said it went together rather quickly.  That is definitely something to be proud of!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011 07:29:43 PM »

Very cool.  Makes me wish I didnt' toss the denim I saved.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011 06:19:02 AM »

I adore bricks! Love the way this turned out and the use of denim is awesome... good job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011 09:15:16 AM »

Man, I'll bet that thing is heavy and toasty warm!  I love the idea and that you can add to it over time. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011 05:36:54 PM »

That is so cool. It really looks like a brick wall. What a nifty idea Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011 12:20:41 PM »

Very nice quilt.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011 06:25:38 PM »

Great quilt!  Did you add on the white strips to the sides of each brick or to the top and bottem of each brick?  I can't tell from the pics.  Also--heck yea I want to see picrtures of the other jeans quilt you did!!  Thanks!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011 04:18:41 AM »

I pieced blocks of denim together vertically then cut them to the height I wanted. Once I got the rows to length, I put them together row on top of row. The larger blocks on the top and bottom were added when I changed my mind about backing material and went with the sleeping back liner.
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