Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finally done!

This has been a process that took more than a year and I have no excuses.  But it's done and now in Mr Iquiltforfun's car to be used for whatever he would like.
This quilt is made from jeans from our family and I wrote about it in more detail here. I do like it. It almost glows and that's amazing to me -- these are jeans that have had lots of use! And I mean a lot. My son. My husband. My sister. My nieces. There are ink spots and a bit of paint from a previous home and stains that will never be identified. And I left them in -- they are part of our history.

Edited on 2.20.16 --To reiterate - this is not my pattern and I do not share it. If you'd like to get a copy, you can go to Alicia's Esty shop Lucys Quilts and order it.  She is selling it for $10 and part of that goes to charity.  Worth every penny.
The pattern is brilliant.  At no point do you sew denim-to-denim. The sashing takes care of that. I will make more (I've actually had a request or two from some family members) and I have lots of jeans so there is no shortage of fabric.
I have to say that when I loaded it on Lola I had a little bit of heartburn. Denim. Cotton batting. Black fleece on the back. And lovely Superior So Fine #50 for the top and bobbin. The completely unexpected challenge was that I could not see the quilting. Seriously. I could not tell where I had been on about 60% of the blocks. I would have to stop the machine and feel where I was and then go on memory. Not particularly professional but with a simple stipple, I got it all quilted and fairly evenly.

So, one more finish - and one more off my list!

I hope you are being productive and enjoying the process!

I'm linking this quilt to Amy's Creative Side and her Blogger's Quilt Festival in the scrappy portion. If old jeans aren't scrappy, nothing is! If you want to get lost in eye candy, this is the place to go.  And, to reiterate -- this is not my pattern. I do not share it. You can link to Alicia's Etsy shop in the third paragraph and order it.  Be sure to stop by the Blogger's Quilt Festival and see all the wonderful creations

Jan

74 comments:

LA Paylor said...

That is an exciting quilt with it's lights and darks. I'm doing a stained glass with all colors.
I'm going to tell my sewing group about your quilt so they can come take a look. LeeAnna at not afraid of color lapaylor.blogspot.com

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Jan, I love this quilt and I know my husband would love it for his den. I do not have many pairs of jeans, but I am going to ask the younger members of my family if they can donate a pair. I am popping over to visit Lucy to take a look at the pattern. That was so kind of her to share this pattern with us all.
Before I go, I must tell you I love the tree skirt you made, when it came to the cutting part, I was very nervous for you.... but it turned out beautifully... I just know I would not have the courage to cut such a beautiful quilt. Whoever received it as a gift will absolutely love it.
Best Wishes to you.
Daphne

Shannon said...

I have been saving jeans to make one of these. I was wondering if it could be longarmed, so thanks for answering that question!

RobinLovesQuilting said...

What a neat and utilitarian quilt! I clocked because I thought the stained glass look and all the blues looked amazing, and I am even more delighted to find the whole thing is made from recycled fabric! Well done, and I bet the recipient will love it!

Kimberlee Gibson said...

This looks amazing. I would not have guessed by the photo that is was denim until I read the post. I love the dark sashing. I have used old jeans to make bags and even book covers but no quilts yet - this is a great project!

Wendy said...

what a fabulous quilt, I love it! Such a great idea too, do we all have a big pile of old jeans?

letmein said...

Hello there: I would love to have you e-mail me the quilt pattern. It's lovely. (theoldtomato@yahoo.com)
So sorry you lost your Lucy. I lost my little poodle Coco in September 2 years ago. Still miss her. But have 2 rescue poodles. We love them too.
Thanks.
Penny

Gayle Fahrion said...

That is the best denim quilt I have ever seen. I love it. I have a car quilt too! Mine matches my GTI. It's just regular fabric and not loaded with family history (and DNA) like yours.

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Looks like a really great car quilt - heavy and very warm! That sashing idea is brilliant. Bravo for a fabulous finish!

Margaret said...

love all the shades of blue

SewCraftyJenn said...

I love the blues!

PugMom said...

Looks great and should be really durable with all those jeans! Plus a fleece backing--so warm!

Julia Nyanyo said...

Oh my, that is so lovely. Very inspirational. Maybe one day I could attempt something so gorgeous.

Zafira Vaxevanidou said...

Really great pattern! Love your fabric combos!

Diana Hansen said...

Beautiful!

Donna Baker said...

as a blue love, this is STUNNING- it reminds me of stained glass with the variation of blues. Visiting from Show & Tel Sat (would love a visit back!)

sweetnova said...

OH so beautiful!! I reminds me of my very favorite stained glass window at my very favorite place in the whole world!

Amazing!

Ramona said...

Your quilt does glow! It's amazing that it is all denim. Love it. Thanks for sharing the link for the pattern.

Ruth said...

It really does glow! Looks fantastic.

Etcetorize said...

Amazing how all the shades of denim end up looking like stained glass! Very lovely. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party.

Donna Wilkes said...

I agree it does resemble a beautiful stained glass window. It will be a treasure for all the family to enjoy for years to come. Thank you for sharing this on Make It Monday!

Purfylle said...

This is just beautiful. I love the black borders and that has so much family history in it. :O)

Dar said...

I love this pattern. Thanks for linking it. I have made several used blue jean quilts and all of them are so much fun.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful quilt and I would think that would be a challenge to quilt denim! I have done a quilt before where I couldn't see what I was quilting, not fun! you

Sharon said...

Wow! This is a great quilt! All the different blues really make it an interesting quilt. And I'm thinking that this method could be used for t-shirt quilts. Thanks for sharing!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

I love the stained glass look of this quilt, and the combination of darks and lights makes it look even more like stained glass! Lucky Mr. Iquiltforfun!!!

Kathy said...

I was surprised to learn this was all jeans denim!! It looks beautiful!

Sally Hurley said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Denim... it must weigh a TON!

Hannele said...

So beautiful!

Loulou said...

That is absolutely beautiful! The blue colour variation is perfect. You must be so happy with how your quilt turned out

Kleines Faedchen said...

Toll, gefällt mir sehr gut.
LG Fädchen

QuiltinGal said...

So modern and fresh.

Laura said...

Love this pattern for the jeans. Putting the sashing between the denim pieces is such a great way to make it easier to sew all together! Beautiful (and meaningful!) quilt.

Jill Shepherd said...

Hi there
Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight this week!
Saturday Spotlight
Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Jo Bazzle said...

Great quilt. I would love the pattern! Joabaz@tx.rr.com

Sue said...

Hi Jan, I would love a copy too if you're still sharing it.
Thanks,
Sue

Barbara Howard said...

Could you send me the pattern, please?
My email: barbhoward100344@gmail.com
Thank you for your generosity in sharing your pattern

Karen Fisher said...

Can you please email me the pattern? Thank you.
notes4fish@yahoo.com

Tilkkureppu said...

Beautiful!

Kim K said...

Love the quilt! I would appreciate the pattern. klboo33@yahoo.com thank you so much!

Gina Koston said...

Your quilt is fantastic! It actually reminds me of a blue stained glass window! I never before saw a jean quilt made like yours and I just love it!

Rebecka said...

I love your quilt. The different shades of blue looks great. I like the sashing so you don't have to sew denim to denim.

Robin said...

Oh, that is clever! So smart to use the sashing to keep from having to deal with all that bulk from the denim. And the effect is stunning!

Joanne Grimes said...

Scraps and stories, always a good combo IMHO!

Sam Georgen said...

Beautiful Quilt! I will be making one with my scraps! I am wondering tho, what kind of fabric did you use for the black sashing? Is it also denim, in black? Again, beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!

lil mama said...

Hi I love this quilt! Can I please have the pattern? Thanks! Teresaboese04@gmail.com

hungry caterpillar said...

Would love to try out your pattern. My email is susan.wauer@gmail.com
Thanks for sharing!

Angela Maklev said...

Hi I love your denim quilt. Its so special. Id love to make one. Could you send me the pattern please? My email is angelamaklev1@gmail.com.
Thanks so much

Gloria May said...

Hi! Can I get a copy of your denim quilt pattern? I love the idea. I have two grown sons and I think they would love this.
gloriamay2010@gmail.com

Brenda and Michelle said...

I would love a copy of this pattern.

brink.brenda@gmail.com

Thank You!

I am inspired :)

Michelle said...

I love your denim quilt. The black sashing really sets it off. Please send me your pattern. My email address is mdhazlett@gmail.com. Thank you and Happy New Year.

Carol m said...

Made this quilt. Everybody loves it! Thank you for the pattern.

cindy said...

Please send denim quilt pattern to cdaugherty2@kc.rr.com

Stacey said...

This is a clever pattern. Just wondering if you could send it to me. I want to make the denim one for a dear friend. sleakbean@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Quilt queen said...

Great project,please send me the directions. thanks.
lmordino@gmail.com.

Betsy kelley said...

Love this, please send the pattern to

Jandrkelley@fairpoint.net

Thank u so much for sharing, your quilts are beautiful

cakemastermom said...

I would love to have a copy of your quilt pattern. I have been saving my children's old jeans just for the perfect quilt! Thanks in advance.
My email is thecakemastermom@gmail.com

Pamela Powell said...

I would love to have a copy of this quilt pattern I have a ton of old jeans that this would work for. Thanks. pammi_sue@verizon.net

Pamela Powell said...

I would love to have a copy of this quilt pattern I have a ton of old jeans that this would work for. Thanks. pammi_sue@verizon.net

Crafty Grannie said...

If you can, please send the denim quilt pattern to me at jeanraines@yahoo.com. My grandson saw it on Pinterest and now wants Grammy to make one. Thanks, jean Raines.

mel said...

Dear Lucy,
now I've got enaugh Jeans, please send the pattern to
m_fritsch_de@yahoo.de
Thanks Mel

Wendy Adams said...

I have been making jean quilts for years but this is so much better than anything I have ever done. Please send me the pattern to demgodess@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!!

Denise Carruth said...

I love this quilt! Just found your blog. Please send me the pattern. It's amazing how many people have made this quilt in the past 6 years. My address is dpalmeri1891@q.com. Thanks, Denise.

Ken Holderread said...

Beautiful quilts. Please send the pattern to elsieken@sbcglobal.net

Thanks.

Tasha Clements said...

Please may I have a copy of the pattern? My email address is bournvillain@live.co.uk
Many thanks :)

Sharon Neumann said...

Would love the pattern, thank you so much

sharryquilts@yahoo.com

Matthew Morvik said...

PLease send me pattern to kdternes@hotmail.com . Amazing work !!

shell said...

Love the quilt would love to have the pattern I am addicted to Jean quilts. kopsaone@gmail.com

Lee Ann L. said...

I know that this is an older post. I got here via a link provided by Riley Blake Designs on facebook. I thought you'd like to know that Lucy Quilts is no longer offering it for free. It is available in her online ETSY shop for $10.00.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

One of the best denim jeans quilts I've ever seen. I love the fact that there is no denim to denim sewing. Pinning. Over at Threading My Way, I run a Refashioning with Denim link party. I'd love you to add your quilt...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-refashioning-with.html

jr friesen said...

Does anyone know how much fabric you need for the sashing and binding?

jr friesen said...

Does anyone know how much fabric you need for the sashing and binding?

Garnet said...

Would it be a problem if I tried to replicate this quilt without using the pattern? It would be within my skill level to do so. I just don't want to be breaking any copyrights, so could you please tell whether that is acceptable? Please respond when you get the chance. My email is ShyNightTraveler@mail.com
Thank you!

Larisa Estes said...

I LOVE this quilt. I ran across one when I lived in TX. Can you tell me how to get this pattern? Where to buy it? I went to the links I thought you put up but didn't get anything
larisa@traceroad.net. Thank you so much.