Friday, July 17, 2009

Melissa's Denim Quilt

Congrats to Melissa who stuck with it and finished her very FIRST quilt! She cut denim strips and then pieced five of the strips together, alternating lighter denim and darker denim. The "woven" effect looks great! She even quilted and bound it -- and denim is not easy to work with in my book. I'm looking forward to seeing her next quilt. You go girl!

8 comments:

Shari said...

Congratulations Melissa! This is stiking - and heavy I bet. This will surely keep you warm - and will make a great picnic rug too! Denim is such a hard-wearing material. Love the woven effect...

Barb said...

Wow!!! That is awesome!!

lawerence said...

Great job, Melissa!!! Love how you alternated the colors! welcome to the sisterhood!

Melissa Wilson said...

Thanks! You all are so nice! It was a bit trying on my patience and my machine but I love it! Thanks for adding my quilt to the blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am new to quilting, and I would really like to try making this one. I've collected denim for years, and I have a variety of contrasting colors that would look beautiful. How did you make this, Melissa?

I'd love the pattern if you don't mind sharing it.

Rebecca

ictero said...

Melissa, I know you made this quilt a couple of years ago, but I just wanted to let you know that it was the inspiration for my Dad's Christmas present last year. I made it from his old jeans and some cool homespun plaids his sister gave to me. Thanks for the inspiration! Dad's quilt is here: http://pinterest.com/ictero/quilt/ and so is your inspirational quilt.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this denim quilt. Are the blocks all the same size or is there an "A" block and a "B" block? What sizes of strips did you use and what are the finished and unfinished sizes of the blocks. I am also asking because I'm wondering if I will need to allow for more than 1/4" seam allowance. Thanks so much for responding!

K Wardell said...

kmax32

This quilt is fantastic!! So impressive that I would really love to have the instructions! Quite a feat, since even though I've sewn for years, I've always sworn off the idea of quilting! How would I access the instructions???? Thank you for your time!

Best regards!

kmax32@juno.com