Monday, March 29, 2010

Denim Raggy Quilt and a Rainbow Too!

I finished clipping the seams on my denim quilt yesterday then washed, defluffed and hung it to dry.  I'm quite happy with how it turned out and I especially love that it was made out of jeans (holey, worn jeans) which would have likely ended up in the landfill.  I love making something from "nothing".
And this morning the snow is (mostly) gone and there is a rainbow over town.

11 comments:

affectioknit said...

Your quilt is awesome!

Tina said...

I love the quilt. Did it take a long time? I have been thinking about trying something like this, but I tend to loose interest in a project if it takes to long...

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous, Heather.

Who's the lucky person who gets this on their bed?

Mary-Sue said...

wow! good for you!! looks great!

erin said...

I love the finished look. It is a lovely blend of blues! That rainbow is pretty! We had bouncing hail stones all day and wet boys running around fields with umbrellas up, getting everything but their heads soaked ;-)

nettlejuice said...

Oh, this just may inspire me to attempt my first quilt. I've got a pile of worn jeans that I've been trying to think of what to do with other than throw out.
Lovely!
~April

AG Ambroult said...

the finished product is amazing! and so is that rainbow.

Heather said...

Hi Tina, it took me a surprisingly short amount of time. I would guess a week, maybe? I had to wait until I got the bag of lighter denim from a friend otherwise I might have gone almost non-stop on it. It is very addicting working on it and seeing it come together.

Heather said...

Rebecca, I actually made it as a sofa cover for an old sofa in the basement but I like the way it looks so well that I was also thinking it should go on a bed. ;-) Maybe E will want it in his room once we find our new place. W already has his special plaid flannel one (his John boy quilt) I made for his 13th b-day.

Fantastic Five said...

Your quilt looks so good. Thank you for posting a picture of it. The raggy seams look like they washed up just right.
Dianne

Ginger said...

I love the looks of your quilt. You have inspired. I am starting mine today. Thank you for sharing.