Saturday, December 18, 2010

Grandad's Denim Jeans

This is a great idea for taking old denim pants and making something special out of them!  My client has 5 grown children (3 girls, 2 boys).  She made a denim quilt for each of them.  The fabric included family jeans and one special piece in each quilt from jeans that belonged to their deceased Grandfather.  All quilts are 66 x 85.
Quilt #1
 By sewing the denim in a brick pattern it eliminated bulky junctions where seams meet.
Here is the special block that is made from their Grand Dad's jeans.  This was his livestock brand. It is quilted on each of the special blocks on each quilt.

All the backings are flannel.  I quilted this one with brown thread.
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Quilt #2
Black Thread for this one.
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Quilt #3

Bright yellow thread for this quilt to bring out the tiny bit of  yellow in the backing fabric.
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Quilt #4
Lime green thread.
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Quilt #5
This was quilted with pink thread.
~Merry Christmas~

1 comment:

threadtales said...

Really, really like the square spiral quilting on that first one! Makes me sorry I took our old jeans to Goodwill a couple of weeks ago...

T

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