Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Quilts - Done!

The start of Micah's jean quilt was a stack of old jeans,
which took quite a while to cut and rip up the seams
to preserve as much usable material as possible.
(Messy, dusty job!
When I blew my nose after this, it was BLUE! Yuck.)

I tried to use pockets and seams where I could for variety,
which means it took longer to prepare the material because
it required some thought.

I made up the pattern, I wanted something with
larger rectangles to get the most out of the cut up jeans.
Then I added the smaller rectangles from the scraps.

I hinted at these quilts here.

Here's the end result.

I made it quite large, Micah's already taller than me
and I wanted it to fit him for a long time.
This is laid out on his full size futon.
I only quilted the largest pieces, mostly with random designs, free motion.
I used the heavier jean thread to quilt.


Here's Grace's, 'Around the World' pattern in flannel.

Machine quilted in hearts and stars
to match the fabric she picked.

I used leftover material from the front to back it.

Snug as a bug in a rug.

The quilts were done two days late, but I'm happy I didn't stress out over them to get them done in time for Christmas. It made the whole thing much more enjoyable!


  1. Wow! I love the quilts! Both of them are gorgeous (can I say that about Micah's?).

  2. Thanks, Jolee! I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out! And I was even more pleased to put the sewing machine away! =0) They both seem to like them, even Micah. (Keep that in mind - seems to be a good 'boy' gift - start saving jeans!)

  3. they look amazing Kathy! What a labor of love for your kids!