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Chunky Chevron Jean Quilt Block

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Chunky Chevron Block with Old Jeans

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Old Jeans and some bleach.

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What are you most proud of? Lines are matching up this time:)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This block is a little hard to work with in jeans, there is a lot of bulk under the seams. If I were to do this again I would cut a bigger block or try some cotton blocks within the jean.

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and you made it out of denim yet too! I LOVE IT! I have two huge boxes of old jeans waiting to be cut into.................I also have made several tote bags from various colours of denim. Sadly, I am almost out of the coloured denim pieces I inherited from a friend, and she can't get any more. They were from old interior decorating fabric sample books. She worked there and when the company closed, she gave me 5 BOXES full of these books, all the same. I had over 50 pieces of each colour, already pinking sheared and cut to 4"X6"............it made things so much quicker and easier! I LOVE the fact you're using DENIM! I can't wait to see your finished quilt :)

02/12/2012 Flag

where do you get your coloured denim from?

02/12/2012 Flag

I used old jeans, I think there are a total of 15 for this quit. I needed more white for this block, So I bleached several pair.

02/12/2012 Flag

I went to a thrift shop for my first quilt, after I completed my first quilt everyone wanted one. So, I have been given about 80 pair of jeans. This will keep me busy for a while.

02/12/2012 Flag

How do you handle your 'nerves'? I was ready to be 'taken away' w/ just the plain ol' block fr. this month! Great job resulted from your hands. Well done!

02/18/2012 Flag

Thank you ndlz1, as odd as it sounds I really like the smell of the iron on cotton fabric and the roar of my machines engine, its calming... maybe when I am 20 blocks in I will sing another tune but for now (when I have time) I really love the challenge of theses blocks.

02/19/2012 Flag

Very Nice. I did a log cabin quilt for my brother and mixed scrap material with the denim.

02/19/2012 Flag

Thanks Sue, I am planning on a log cabin next with pockets for the center block. I am still deciding if I want to make it wonky.

02/19/2012 Flag

I just saw one like that somewhere I was looking if it was yours, that was nice.

02/21/2012 Flag

Angie, could you post a pic of the whole block? I love your fabric choice.

02/21/2012 Flag

Tammie, I just finished the quilt top you can see the hole pic on my project page. There is only a small crop on this image to the 1/4" seam line, hope this helps you visualize this block.

03/02/2012 Flag