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nevinjp
« on: March 31, 2011 09:06:51 PM »

I made this quilt for my friend Kim using hers', her daughters, and her sisters old jeans. This was the first cathedral window quilt for me and I had never done anything using circles before. It's not as heavy as the brick wall quilt but it does has a little weight to it. I used flannel for the centers and it is pretty thin. It lays really nice and is plenty warn.



Here it is the all of the circles sewn together and I'm just starting to put the flannel in. I used a variegated thread for the quilting.



Here's the back. I wanted to break up all the blue and I think the black denim band does a nice job. You can also see the scalloped edges of the pieces not filled and sewn down yet.



Here's the front and back together. I like the look of the interlocking circles you get on the back from the quilting.





Two more of the front. I'm really happy with the way this came out and I love the look and feel of worn denim. Kim is really happy with it and uses it all the time.
Hope you like it too and thanks for checking it out.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011 09:14:22 PM »

This is really beautiful! I never imagined a quilt made from old jeans could look so eloquent!
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011 10:38:04 PM »

I don't think I would ever be so brave as to make one of these tops, let alone in denim!  What a great friend you are, and I'm so glad Kim likes it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 02:30:01 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 03:36:49 AM »

So pretty. Great idea Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 06:49:58 AM »

This is fabulous!  I love the different colors of jeans - what a beautiful and eco-friendly project!
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011 06:49:24 AM »

This is really pretty. I love all of the tones of indigo. Nice gift!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011 09:53:18 PM »

You did a beautiful job, one day I will make one of these! (for me!!)
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011 08:46:03 AM »

Wau - it looks great. I would never have thought of making a denim Cathedral Window quilt.
But I think the way you make Cathedral Windows isn't the same as the one I know. You mentions circles, and I only know how to do it with squares. Would you mind explaining it for me? Maybe you have a link to a tutorial?
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nevinjp
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011 07:15:22 PM »

Here's a link to the page I got the info from to make the quilt.

http://www.straw.com/equilters/library/jeans/jeans_gallbaros.html

Enjoy the process. My only warning is you go through a lot of denim.
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