Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Making Jean Quilts

I told Tim's mom that I had a buch of Jeans I had been saving for 5 - 15 years to make a quilt but I didn't know how to cut out the jeans. (Some of the jeans were from my elementary and Jr. High years. But a few squares are from Jeans that Tim and I were both wearing the day we met. So it is a Family Jean Quilt with lots of memories in it.) She was so sweet and said she would help me. How AWESOME!!! We spent all day on Monday making the quilts while The guys and kids went to the gold mine in Daloghea. We really enjoyed the quiet house.

I have two sewing machines that were not sewing right and she fixed them! She is so AWESOME!!! Now I have two working machines. We got two LARGE quilts cut out and sewn together and one small one for the baby. We might have had another large one accept she couldn't cut a few of the the jeans beacause she said they were too nice and she took them home. Oh well....it's the price to pay to have her help. Allthough, I would have really liked that 3rd quilt to be larger. Anyway, she was such great help. All I need to do is find fabric to put on the back of the quilts and sew it on. I am so excited!

Here are pics....
Working on the quilt





Messy pile of the jeans we have cut...

Part of one of the quilts. The finished product is much bigger!

As you can tell from some of these jean squares, alot of these are from the 80's...
Kenna's quilt... You can't see very well but it has the 7 dwarfs from Snow White on one of the jean squares...

Katrina's quilt...With Mickey Mouse on it. Yes, I had jeans with Mickey Mouse and 7 dwarfs on them....

The baby quilt...

3 comments:

Annelise H. Jensen said...

How cute, I love it! I want to do a quilt with all of Dave's band shirts.

johnsonteammom said...

I have bins and bins of jeans that I have been saving for when I had some time to cut them out. You have inspired me:)

Tasha said...

That is so awesome. I definitely need to take more advantage of Cindy and her expertise. Sometimes I'm just too overwhelmed by her. But she definitely knows so much. Those quilts look great, and that is so funny about the jeans she took back with her. Classic!