Saturday, March 13, 2010

Old Jeans, New Life

After purchasing a box of old jeans at a clearing auction, I cut out pieces 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" and layed them out in a brick wall design.

I added a border down the sides and across the bottom with a pieced block in the corners and it fits a single bed. No wadding as the denim makes for quite a heavy quilt. I even added some pockets and keepers for looks.

Flannel Lap Quilt

I purchased the fabric for this at a closing down sale. The borders had been precut for a kit and weren't required. So I worked backwards from the border and designed the blocks to fit within.

It's lovely and toasty in winter.