A few posts ago I mentioned that I was working on some jean quilts for Christmas presents. Each year for Christmas we get each of our siblings a present. Its often a little overwhelming for me and I hate giving gifts just to know that they aren't being used or they weren't liked. Plus it's more that a *little* stressful for me to get everyone a present (we tried drawing names for a few years but it was hard for some people to stick to that, I guess they are all just super generous). This fall I found myself with a giant stack of jeans (these are only part of them) and figured I could use them to make some jean quilts.
And I'm not talking big, take on your camping trip quilts, but rather more of a lap-sized quilt that you could take on a picnic or to sit on at a sporting event. One thing I didn't want to do was make old-fashioned looking quilts. Maybe its just me, or where I grew up, or my family, but all of the jean quilts I am familiar with are just plain jean squares sewn together, with maybe an occasional pocket thrown in. Some were backed in plain colored sheets and others had the occasional "woodsy" bear or moose print on it…rawr. I wanted to do something more modern looking and am hoping to be able to back them with some more modern looking fabric. So far, I have one triangle quilt...
Three designs down, only four more to go. Any suggestions on a fun, modern looking pattern (that will sew well with the bulk of denim? Oh and one more thing. I've been sewing these together with my walking foot and it has made handling the bulk SO MUCH easier! Especially on the triangle quilt.
I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.