Ooo it's the holidays and I have been busy, busy!! First off I have made a quilt! Yes another one. And the best thing of all is that it hasn't cost me a penny! It began with me buying this magazine;
It is a lovely mag, with lots of nice, modern scrappy quilts; right up my street. Inside was this one designed by Allison Harris.
Well I thought to myself, I rather like that so what do I have in my house to make it with? I know...a loft full of old jeans! The pattern called for 8" squares so I went and dug out 4 pairs of (large, bootleg) jeans. I cut them into said squares...
Next I raided my scraps for 48 different fabrics and cut out the circles....
Next they were machined on leaving a raw edge to fray with use!
Next they had to be cut into 4 pieces and mixed up.
Then I rejoined them back into circles, with each quarter now a different fabric.
Next arrange "in a pleasing manner" and join together, first in strips then all the rows.
Instead of making a quilt sandwich with wadding etc I decided to back this with fleece. This I had bought a while ago for another denim quilt and luckily it was big enough.
I decided just to quilt to the left and the right of each block seam.
Finally I bound it using leftover backing from another quilt.
There...all finished! I think this one will be for picnics! Can't wait 'til it starts to fray...
I am a married mother of four who took up papercrafting about 4 years ago. I started with ATCs and Inchies and as I got braver I started to Scrapbook too! My current faves are stamping CJs (oooo just love 'em), scrapbooking and making mini books with the shedloads of photos I take!As you can imagine I have to fit it round the children and also numerous pets so blogging can be a bit hit and miss! Generally I blog better in school holidays when I am not at work as a TA. Thank you for popping by and I hope you like what you see here!