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Created by: KitCat96
Project

"Pieces" Denim Lattice QAYG

Repurposed old denim jeans from mine and my guy's donation pile. Decided to make this for him/us for our 1 year anniversary. Only purchased the white denim that creates the "lattice", plaid flannel for the backing and notions to put it together. Going to use a back pocket from one pair to make the quilt label.

Project Description

Repurposed old denim jeans from mine and my guy's donation pile. Decided to make this for him/us for our 1 year anniversary. Only purchased the white denim that creates the "lattice", plaid flannel for the backing and notions to put it together. Going to use a back pocket from one pair to make the quilt label.

Q&A with KitCat96

gsbisson6151774 asked:
Pastors wife wants a quilt made with nothing but grays! What you have did here with the denim is 4 different log cabin blocks cut in to 4ths?
KitCat96 answered:
Actually I did string piecing. I started with the white strip down the center of each block and then added the random blue denim pieces to either size and then trimmed the block to the size I needed. It's very similar to Maureen's process in the Crisscross Diamond Strings Quilt she has in the class. I just did solid strips vs patchwork strips in the center.
MrsHunter asked:
I cannot stress how much I LOVE this quilt. Was the pattern in the class you took?
KitCat96 answered:
This was not a specific pattern in this class, but I used the same principles that Maureen uses in the Diamond Strings Pillow and Crisscross Diamond Quilt.
MrsHunter asked:
Can you give us the measurements of the blocks and the number of the blocks you used? Thanks!
KitCat96 answered:
Unfinished I squared off at 12.5" to have a finished size of 12" per block. I did 8 blocks long and 6 blocks wide to be a total of 48 blocks. It is HUGE, VERY HEAVY and I am having a hard time quilting it to the flannel backing. So just a head's up to use that info as you will. lol
MrsHunter asked:
Thank you! I had wondered about the difficulty in quilting due to the weight. Coincidentally, I just came across a blog post about using "joining strips" to make dual-sided QAYG block, so you are essentially creating the sandwich one block at a time. I might have to give that a try tor take it to the long arm!
KitCat96 answered:
Yeah.. Kinda wish I had done that in hindsight.
bettyanel100000102188391 asked:
So, I gather that you didn't use any quilt batting? Just the denim and Flannel. Ok.
KitCat96 answered:
Correct! It is sooooo heavy and super warm. It doesn't need the batting.

Skill Level

Beginner