Jean Quilt

I have made at least four quilts as wedding presents for friends and in the Spring of 2007 as my wedding approached, I decided I needed to make a lap quilt for two people for my husband-to-be and I. I have a large collection of used jeans and decided to make our quilt out of these. I also chose the jeans because I enjoy the weight the lend to a quilt. I tried to vary the colors of the jeans and piece them together in a well-balanced way to create a variety of lights and darks.

Our quilt is made of 5″ jean squares with a 5 inch border of strips that were remainders when I recovered the fabric from the jeans. The quilt ended up being 68 inches by 55 inches because of the number of squares I was able to cut. The quilt is backed and bound with a blue cotton print. I used Warm and Natural Cotton Batting. I tied the quilt with a cotton yarn.We keep our quilt in our living room on the couch.

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4 Responses to Jean Quilt

  1. Marcia says:

    I’ve always liked that quilt. Maybe one day you’ll make one for me.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful quilt! It was good to see you and Matthew in Michigan. Just wish it could have been for a longer time.
    I am enjoying reading your blog. You are an amazing gardener – and quilter, too. Love you, Debi

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea.. it will be strong, it won't be "precious" since a dog or cat could be on it and jeans material withstands anything. Thanks for the idea.

  4. miss m says:

    I love ‘weighty’ quilts, too ! So pretty. You can’t go wrong with denim.

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