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clahup
« on: April 29, 2012 03:52:50 PM »

My brother had loads of jeans that he never wore anymore so I decided to make him a denim sampler quilt.

The quilt covers his double bed with a bit of overhang on each side and the end.





I apologise for the creased quilt, I gave the quilt to my brother about a month ago and forgot to take pictures of it beforehand.  To take these pictures today I had to retrieve it from a crumpled ball on the floor  Undecided (he promises he likes it ... but actions speak louder than words)
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012 04:00:01 PM »

I love it - never would have thought to quilt with all demin but it's a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012 05:26:16 PM »

This is fantastic - I love the sampler blocks - and the braid border is awesome!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012 06:57:17 PM »

fantastic Idea!  Love the border.  What did you use for backing? I suppose it is quite heavy?
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012 07:27:52 PM »

Wow, looks great! What a clever idea!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012 11:44:29 PM »

This could be the first quilt I actually like a lot! It's got this sleek chic feel, and I would love to have a quilt like that. Most quilts are to color-schizoid to my taste, but this I love the color tones and elegance of this quilt. Very beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012 05:09:17 AM »

Thanks for your comments.

I used basic sheeting material in cream for the back because it is wide and I didnt have to stitch it together to cover the whole back. 

It is fairly heavy and when I was stitching on the border and binding I had to keep rearranging it so the weight didnt pull my machine onto the floor!

I liked using the denim though because it didnt matter if the triangles in the squares were perfect because with denim you can get away with a lot.

I was surprised how much variation of colour you get with different shades of jeans.  I was worried when I started that the colours would blend into each other.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012 05:18:52 AM »

Wow!  This is absolutely stunning!  I really love your quilt. I work with denim a lot myself, so I know how difficult it can be. (Confession: I'm a little denim obsessed)  I've just completed a friendship braid quilt in cotton, and wondered how it will be in denim.  Was it very difficult to do the denim braids?
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012 05:35:56 AM »

wow, totally awesome.
If it is not appreciated where it is my address is .......hehe
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012 04:39:15 PM »

absolutely beautiful work,
you did an amazing job, I hope your brother totally appreciated it......

if he didn't...you can adopt me as your sis and pass it on Grin
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