The View through Memory Lane

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Mock Cathedral Window Link to website or photo apassionatequilter.blogspot.com/2010/06/finished-denim-quilt.html What are you most proud of? Finally doing this project!! Really I've had the pile of jeans forever - well sort of... You see I have been collecting the jeans for years.. but the funny story is that the pile was of all the old jeans that no longer fit my hubby as he had 'grown' a bit. Last year he decide to get healthy and drop 30 lbs so all his current clothes were falling off him! He came across my 'pile' of his old jeans and found that they now fit him! He traded the new old jeans with the old old jeans. As I went through and began cutting up the jeans I realized that this was going to become a MEMORY QUILT as many of the jean documented a 'time' in our lives.... As I cut up his old worn out jeans I saw a bit of paint from the condo in Nashua where we first blended our families into one. Then there was paint from the interior of Hollis where we moved our brunch to a larger home as they grew... The red paint from the front door redo and the new shed... On and on it went the memories surrounding me as I cut away. To follow my quilt visit me at: http://mariescreativespace.blogspot.com/ What advice would you give someone starting this project? 1) If you are using old jeans try different size circles to see which would make to best use of the jeans. 2) You may not need the batting. My BF from Texas commented on the fact that you wouldn't need batting which would make the quilt lighter... Here in New Hampshire I thought the batting would be a plus - you decide!! 3) Working with smaller pieces, say 7x7 as I am doing, then put those pieces together makes the project much easier to do!

What you will need

  • Old jeans-recycle
  • batting
  • batiks

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