Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blue jean quilt

I have had a stack of old jeans in a closet, waiting for the right time to make a quilt out of them. Also had bought some demin fabric at a thrift store last year.

Today seemed like the day to get it started. I just cut out squares and rectangles and then put them together like a puzzle. I even used the pockets, front and back. I love the way this looks. I'll use the demin for the back.

I'll have to hand sew it all together because my sewing machine has had the tension all messed up for a few years now and I don't know how to fix it. I've tried every which way to change the tension, but nothing has worked. It's just a cheap little Singer I bought on sale one year at K-Mart the day after Christmas. I would love to get a good machine but will have to wait. And I don't mind hand quilting. Makes me feel like Caroline Ingels.

This is a side view showing the pockets. It looks so cute already.

I'll take pictures as I go along. I hope it won't take too long. I'm making this for my truck driving husband. It's cold out there in that truck all alone.

I just feel like I have to making something or I'm not being productive. And I can't get out in the garden right now. And it's too cold anyway.

Is anyone else making anything?


Tombstone Livestock said...

My aunt made a quilt out of old jeans/overalls years ago with red cordoroy on the other side. It was heavy but very warm.

Kristin said...

What a neat idea, Kris. For our wedding, I made my husband a quilt using t-shirts from our college days. It was the first and last quilt I ever made.

Kris said...

I am hoping this one will be nice and heavy and keep my hubby warm out there on the road. He has to sleep in his truck and he's all over the country.

Kris said...

Do you still have the quilt you made?

Kristin said...

Yes, it's slung over the chair in hubby's office. I'll have to snap a pitcure of it.