Saturday, July 29, 2017

My Blue Jeans Rag Quilt

Well, I can't actually call
this one,

"My Blue Jeans" because
there is not one pair of my jeans
in this quilt.
They do, however, have my dads,
husbands, and my sons jeans
all in there.

There are
195 denim circles in the quilt I created.
Cut using my
(Yes, 195!!)
15 x 13
I honestly would not have even attempted to
complete it without that handy little tool.
It cuts the circle shape and edges of the circle have tiny cuts
that will fray after you rough it up or wash the quilt.
No more using scissors that end up killing you.
It made such a stunning and fun quilt, EASY!!

This is just most of it while I was working on it.
It took me 4 days to complete it from start to finish.
I did have all of the circles cut out before I began,
but not the batting or the fabric squares.

I used an older line from
Sweetwater for Moda called
Boat House.  It was sitting in
my sewing room begging to be used.
Plus, all my honeys who the jeans came from
love to wear Red, White and Blue,
so this was an appropriate fabric line
to use with their jeans.  

I used a soft green Aurifil #2835
to topstitch on the jeans
and a darker blue in the bobbin, Aurifil #2745

And it matches the pillow that I created a couple months back.
If you are interested in the pattern
you can find it, here.

After removing the piles of "Denim Glitter"
that appeared during the construction of this quilt,
(Let's just say be prepared to be covered in it)
it is now going to find it's way to the back of the couch
to cover up cold toes during the cold months
that are soon approaching.

As heavy as it is, it should keep them nice
and toasty warm.

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  1. I love this. I have been saving my jeans and I have the die just waiting for me to start. You have really inspired me to get it started!

  2. I've made a blue jeans quilt like this - the hard way. Love your color scheme.

  3. I love this as well .. have lots of my grandsons' jeans just waiting to be used. Is there a pattern for this? If so, how on earth did I miss it.

  4. what a great way to use old jeans will be very warm too on cold winter evenings

  5. This is the first time I have seen this quilt and I love it! I'm inspired...........have a pile of old jeans and a container full of 5" squares just waiting for the right project. I believe this is it! Gotta buy this die! Thanks for this post.

  6. It turned out it!

  7. Stunning and cheerfully bright too - love it

  8. What a great quilt! The colors are perfect for July, too. :)

  9. This quilt is adorable! I love the color combination and the rag look of the jeans! Wow!