Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The denim quilt is finished!

Finally, finally, finished my first quilt. I was so blown away when I discovered the Gee's Bend quilts - it seemed to make perfect sense to use up all our old jeans that have been hanging around. The HusWife goes through jeans like nobodys business (it's his balls of steel, apparently) so there was plenty to work with. I used 2 colours of fleece as the backing and some nice corduroy (or needlecord, not sure) for the binding. It so super cosy, very strokey and I love it. It feels great to have made something so massive and useful and interesting. I can't wait to get cracking on more.

Quilt No.1 - Denim

 The binding and backing and top all moosh together in one big coochy mess of loveliness :-)

It was a labour of love unpicking all the pockets from the back and then unpicking all the stitching on the pockets themselves, but I love the marks that came around because of that.


  1. Wow! Your denim quilt is totally awesome! You did a most excellent job. I love it!

  2. Thank you so much Tammy. I wasn't convinced it was going to work at first, but glad it did as we've had so much snow and my toes are freeeeezing!

  3. love this quilt - did you actually quilt it, have you added batting or not bothered?

    i have a whole box of ready cut jeans material waiting for some love from me....

  4. Hi Svea, I didn't add batting as I thought it might make it insanely heavy and too warm. I simply used fleece as a backing and it has turned out great - extremely snuggly and induces sleep the minute you're under it! I did quilt lines about 10" apart in both directions to keep the two bits together. Go for it, would love to see what you end up doing...good luck!

  5. just 3 words...I love this! and more: I want one of my own!

  6. Love this quilt! I'm so motivated now to make one for myself! (I just posted a link to this on FaceBook, I just had to share! I hope you don't mind)

  7. Hi, I found you through Pinterest (after a little bit of searching - but whatever) and I love your denim quilt!
    I have started something similar myself though I'm not yet sure if it will become a picknick blanket or a quilt. So far I only have little boy's jeans to work with though so it might take a while...

    Liefs, Audrey