A denim quilt with a lot of memories
I have been hoarding my jeans for more than 10 years, adding more, in the hope of making someday my denim quilt. Finally last year in spring I guess I had enough pieces to make a whole picnic quilt out of clothing fabrics.
I have used almost 10-12 pairs of jeans, pajamas, old shirts, men’s underwear, other types of trousers and our beautiful memories of using all these clothes. Our comings, our goings, in different countries, in different lives.
Preparation: Finally these clothes came out of the box…[my box of (s)crap I call it, with types of fabrics that are not quilting cottons or that are there for other unknown reasons]. They were washed, cut, carefully ironed and at last cut in 6 inch squares.
Assemblage: I randomly sew together the squares, making sure to have a certain finished size.
Quilting: I tried tying the quilt (again for the first time), as it was huge and heavy bulked in order to regularly quilt it. I used blue yarn and a knitting needle to penetrate through all those layers.
Quilt dimensions: 84 x 72 inches
As I said before I used 10-12 pairs of jeans, pajamas, old shirts, men’s underwear, other types of trousers and some leftover scraps of heavy weight cottons.
Binding: An also heavy weight cotton fabric with red stripes. It gave the entire quilt true life. It is my favorite part from the whole quilt. I machine bound this one…of course!
Backing: And that backing!!! An old IKEA heavy-weight fabric, combined with some more denim fabrics.
Batting: no batting used. I didn’t use batting, as it was already super-heavy and bulky, and it was always meant to be used only as a picnic quilt. I hope I didn’t do this the wrong way.
Date made: March 2017 – 29.3.2018
We photographed the quilt in a beautiful playground in a nearby village. And with the help of a couple of friends, and of Orestis, they were particularly satisfying. I expect more photos as we get to use this quilt quite often!
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