It’s said that Labor Day weekend is the last weekend of summer. This weekend we attended our third, and last wedding this summer. We didn’t even have to travel to attend this one, as it was only one town away.
This weekend, our friend Alex got married. Alex is another friend from college, but like me, he has remained in this area. So we know him quite well. As is my custom of late, I made them a lap quilt as a wedding present. I felt like the quilt needed to be a bit more manly since we knew Alex better than his new wife Nicki.
So another jean quilt it was in order. I came up with the idea back in March and even shared one of the quilt squares then. After making 8 of the needed 24 squares, it was set aside to work on this quilt, and this quilt and finally our quilt.
At the beginning of August I realized it was time to get going again. In the mean time I’d made quite a few wall hangings with the string quilt pattern and used paper piecing. Basically you cut a paper the size of the square and sew on top to add stability and to make sure your diagonal lines will be long enough. I decided using paper piecing would help me make the remaining 12 squares faster.