jean quilt

The jean quilt is finished. I dropped it off at the auction committee office this morning.  Overall, I am pleased with it but I definitely learned some things the hard way in the process.


10 thoughts on “jean quilt

  1. Organized Living Essentials April 11, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    I love the quilt. It is really interesting the way you placed the different types of denim fabric and different sizes of blocks. the yellow also added a very effective ‘pop’ colour! I am impressed you also finished the project! I will be pinning this on Pinterest for others to enjoy.

  2. emily April 11, 2012 / 10:46 pm

    I love the cat! the cat is epic! oh wait, the cat isn’t part of the quilt…. okay.I love the one yellow square. 🙂

  3. Organized Living Essentials April 13, 2012 / 12:20 am

    Just wanted to let you know that you denim quilt got 43 repins, 15 likes and loads of poitive comments in one day when I pinned it on Pinterest! Lots of other people loved it! Congratulations!

  4. Anne Louise Mizoguchi April 14, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    I really like your quilt. I am thinking of making a jean quilt also and would love to know some of the things you learned the hard way. Enjoy your blob

    • recovergirl April 18, 2012 / 10:44 am

      Hey Anne, Sorry it took me so long to respond. Working full time and taking care of small children keeps me pretty busy. The number one thing I learned the hard way is to not machine quilt a quilt without being trained how to do it first. I tried machine quilting the pieces together and it looked so bad that I spent hours taking the stitches out with a seam ripper. In the end I just tacked the layers together with well placed hand stitches. I much prefer it this way. Someday I hope to take a workshop on how to machine quilt, but until then I’ll stick to hand quilting.

  5. Anne Louise Mizoguchi April 14, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Sorry, I meant I enjoy your blog:)

  6. Monica April 22, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    found your quilt on pintrest,have bee collecting old jeans for years now with the intention of making a quilt, you have inspired me to finally do it…

  7. Sally December 30, 2012 / 5:31 am

    I love the jean quilt !!!!!! I never thought to do it with longer sections of jeans. I was planning on doing small squares. Cool.

    • recovergirl December 30, 2012 / 1:57 pm

      Hey Thanks! I think I got that idea of using the whole leg of the jean from this image. I tried to follow it back to its source from pinterest but the link is broken. But this link will take you to the image on my pinterest book. Happy New Year!

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