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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Stained Glass Denim Quilt

Good morning everyone!  How are ya?

I made this quilt in January.  I had been saving worn out or out grown jeans from our family for about 2 years.  I knew I wanted to make a denim quilt but was not happy with any patterns I found for over a year.  I found the tutorial for this quilt online here.  It is called Stained Glass Denim Quilt.  It was a pretty easy quilt to make. 

Stained Glass Denim Quilt
I used black Kona cotton for all the strips and the binding.  I used a light blue flannel for the backing.  I had to chase around to different fabric stores, but finally found a large JoAnn's that carried flannel wide enough, so that I did not have to piece the back, but have one whole solid piece.

This is a comfort quilt.  It is approximately 52"x56".  I made it to lay on the back of my husband's recliner.  I always use cotton batting, so this one is nice and warm.  I quilted it with straight lines on the black strips.  I did not want to wreck the stained glass look.  I love it. 

Stained Glass Denim Quilt made with our family's jeans


The best part about this quilt is that I used denim from every one of us 5 in the family.  The largest blocks are 12"x12".  That was a challenge, as none of us have jeans that wide.  So I used a denim dress that I have not worn in years. 





I will leave you with another picture taken by our 13 year old daughter Madeleine.  Mabel is of course one of her favorite subjects!

Still stitching,
Vickie

11 comments:

Shirlee said...

That is truly a beautiful quilt! I've never seen a denim quilt I like but that one I like very much : ) I wish I could say we don't have jeans wider than 12" here ... lol! Your daughter took a very nice photo of Mabel.

Ruth said...

I love that quilt Vickie, its so gorgeous and the fact that it has a piece of each of you makes it all the more special.
What a great picture Madeleine took of Mabel.

Nicola said...

I really like the whole look of the quilt and the stainglass effect.

I also like that you have recycle fabric.

Terri said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! Beautiful work!

butterfly said...

Great quilt what a great way to use up jeans,Love little Mabel so cute.

gracie said...

What a great quilt! You did a wonderful job...

Pumpkin said...

WOW! That is truly incredible! I love the effect and it really does look like stained glass :o) You are one very talented lady. My mom is the quilter in my family.

Theresa said...

This is so cool!!!! I should start saving my old jeans!!!!!

passionfruitprincess said...

I love denim quilts and made one myself, but yours is just beautiful!
I love all the shades of blue with the black. Great work!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love that quilt! If I send you a bag of our old jeans can you make me one LOL.
I do have a little idea of a project for my son's old jeans but as usual I need to get a "round tuit".

ricketyjo said...

What a fantastic quilt!! I love the idea, and it is such a striking pattern, it's brilliant! :)