Denim Stained Glass Quilt by JessWHCT

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2013-01-19T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

I have a rather large collection of old, worn out, retired jeans in my fabric stash and I've finally found something to do with them. I'm making a denim "stained glass" quilt!

The idea is simple; I'm cutting the denim down into 6x6" and 3x3" squares, and sashing them together with 1.5" wide strips of black quilters cotton. I've already nudged into my scrap stash to cut a couple of squares from pretty denim blue cotton prints, and I imagine that will continue.

I already love this quilt. The denim is a real pleasure to work with (so far) and I'm eager to see the finished product. This is also the first time that I'm working with no real plan or direction, and there's something very freeing and low-stress about it. I may even try to incorporate new techniques that I've been wanting to learn, like maybe a little bit of embroidery or cross stitch, just for fun. This is quilting "for play" at its best!

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Day 1 progress

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Comments

AllPatchedUp

What I see so far is gorgeous!! I'm a big fan of the mosaic pattern to begin with, but the blue jeans just adds another dimension to this. Love it and can't wait to watch it grow!!

Mary

Wow this is amazing...who knew old jeans could look so nice?

True

What a great idea...will really look forward to seeing this one come together.

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