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« on: December 21, 2008 06:13:10 PM »

Okay, so this quilt was started my last year of high school...which was almost 4 years ago. I vowed to finish it before my freshman year of college was over...I failed. But! I did finish eventually. In my family, jeans are the uniform. We literally had boxes of old jeans up in the attic. I refused to let my dad get rid of them, so one day he told me if I didn't do something with them, he'd throw them out. Thus, this idea for a quilt was born. Thankfully, he didn't give me a time limit! Haha. So here it is. I tried to cover up holes and stains in some of the squares with embroidery and paint. I used a lot of my favorite song lyrics and fabrics I liked. Unfortunately, I picked out the backing when I had this crazy obesseion with bright green. Oh well, I still love it! It's super warm.

i love doves!

i used to want to get foot prints tattooed on my arm. I'm glad I settled for embroidering them on a quilt instead.

still one of my fave songs!

I was limited in the light denim we had (unless i wanted to use....acid wash) so I covered up a big stain with the argyle pattern.

Yay! There are lots of things I'm not totally happy with, but I'm so glad to be finished, and it definitely has a lot of memories sewn in.

You dream of colors that have never been made
You imagine songs that have never been played
They will try to buy you and your mind
But only the curious have something to find
-Nickel Creek
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 06:52:57 PM »

You quilt looks cozy, and I love the embroidery. Congrats on finishing your long-term project. Is sewing with denim difficult? I hear people say it is, but seems like there's always a new denim project floating around, so it must not be too much of a problem. I wanted to do a cotton print quilt with a denim backing, but the lady at the fabric store counter said it would be a "bad experience," so I went with felt instead.  Smiley Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008 06:47:10 AM »

It turned out great...and argyle makes everything better!  I just used denim to make a dog-shaped rag quilt...I will be posting it after I get the back on it.  Good job on making him save the jeans!  You are going to love the quilt!

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008 10:32:05 AM »

I love it!  Tons of personality, and I love all the creativity and personal touches.  Great job!


If you are working on (or thinking about starting) a postage stamp quilt with 1.5" squares, I have scraps and squares to give away.  PM me if you're interested.
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