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grammardog
« on: August 29, 2011 01:43:36 PM »

Made from recycled denim, for my wonderful dad.



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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011 02:18:49 PM »

Neato.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011 02:22:08 PM »

What a good idea and what a terrific bedspread!
The red ribbon combines very well with the bedspread. I really like it! and finally I know what to do with my old jeans!!
God job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011 04:50:18 PM »

ME WANT!! BAD!!! Your Dad is a lucky guy. This quilt is wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011 03:17:59 AM »

What a beautiful design! Fantastic work, well done. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011 05:04:56 AM »

Great design. I wish I had the quilt making gene, but alas I didn't get that one. Cry
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011 09:10:06 AM »

Oh, I'm pinning this. It looks so crisp and clean. How did you pull that off? Just really good pressing?
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011 02:27:39 PM »

This is truly outstanding!  I cannot wait to make my own.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2011 04:04:07 PM »

Wow, that turned out awesome! What a great way to reuse all that denim.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2011 04:25:29 PM »

Very nice! I find that denim for me is not a friendly substance, but I'm glad it works for others!
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011 05:44:36 PM »

Awesome.  I really love the crisp, modern look of this.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011 08:38:09 PM »

this is really awesome.  It makes me rethink my plan for all those old jeans and receiving blankets...
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011 09:51:59 PM »

Cute!  I'll bet it's really toasty.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011 12:50:52 AM »

Love the colors and how the shapes work for them. Awesome job!
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011 10:50:24 PM »

Awesome! Are you a scientist perchance? I only ask because I am and I think it is flipping fantastic how much your pattern looks like gene sequencing output from some programs I've seen. =) Way to go!
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2011 06:54:07 PM »

That's pretty awesome.  And a pattern that I could actually possibly make without going nuts!  I love the addition of the red in there - if I were to make a used denim quilt, I'd have to thrift some jeans that are not blue, just for this kind of effect.  Great work!
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2011 02:02:01 PM »

Fab job, was it hard to do, see i would love to learn how to quilt and have lots of old jeans.
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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2011 07:37:41 PM »

Thank you so much, everyone.  This was a very difficult project for me, as my dad is terminally ill.  I had always meant to make him a quilt, and just never got around to it.  I rushed to finish and give it to him.  He loved it.   
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2011 07:39:24 PM »

Oh, I'm pinning this. It looks so crisp and clean. How did you pull that off? Just really good pressing?

Thank you!  I'm not sure why it looks crisp!  Ha ha. I think it's just the geometric nature of the strips.  I do press and pin everything, though... maybe that helped.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2011 07:56:13 PM »

Awesome! Are you a scientist perchance? I only ask because I am and I think it is flipping fantastic how much your pattern looks like gene sequencing output from some programs I've seen. =) Way to go!
 

Aw, thank you!  I'm not a scientist, but I do LOVE science!  I have MANY times tossed around the idea of making a human genome quilt. 
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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011 02:16:16 AM »

Amazing quilt and a beautiful backstory. You did a fantastic job. X
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011 11:09:52 AM »

Awesome! Are you a scientist perchance? I only ask because I am and I think it is flipping fantastic how much your pattern looks like gene sequencing output from some programs I've seen. =) Way to go!
 

Aw, thank you!  I'm not a scientist, but I do LOVE science!  I have MANY times tossed around the idea of making a human genome quilt. 

You're welcome. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has pondered making a genome quilt! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2011 01:15:37 PM »

I love this!  Looks comfy!
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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2011 07:59:57 AM »

I was on my way to make a quilt just like this but I got as far as cutting out all the denim squares and stopped. What size needle and thread did you use, by chance?
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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2011 11:05:20 AM »

That's beautiful, I can't quilt to save my life, but you are amazing Smiley Looks quite cozy too Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2011 06:27:50 PM »

Wow!  This looks fantastic, and I bet it has a nice weight to it, that makes it extra warm and snuggly.  Any tips for working with such a heavy fabric?

Its just gorgeous, nice job!
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2011 06:09:25 AM »

fabulous quilt - love the colours, the red gives it a real 'zing' and ~I am just SO glad you got it done in time for your dad - I usually procrastinate too much and and then regret so you have added wowness for not doing what I do.

Hope this quilt is enjoyed for many years to come, and by many generations. (hugs)

 
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2011 10:00:18 AM »

I was on my way to make a quilt just like this but I got as far as cutting out all the denim squares and stopped. What size needle and thread did you use, by chance?

KEEP GOING!  Denim is actually really great to work with.  I actually didn't do anything fussy... used the needle that was in my machine at the time, which is just a standard 90/14, and a regular cotton-wrapped polyester thread.  I really didn't have any troubles! 
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2011 10:06:38 AM »

Wow!  This looks fantastic, and I bet it has a nice weight to it, that makes it extra warm and snuggly.  Any tips for working with such a heavy fabric?

Its just gorgeous, nice job!

Thanks so much!  I love the weight of it... it's very heavy and cozy.  To be honest, I didn't have any trouble working with the denim at all... in fact, I think I preferred it to working with regular quilting cottons.  Because of its sturdiness, it seems less prone to stretching and such, although you still have to pin it and cut it on grain to ensure success in that department.  I did tie it instead of trying to push it through my machine, though... much less painful.
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