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Apr 11, 2011

Long and Lean Quilt Finish

Apr 11, 2011
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Back in January, I joined up for Elizabeth's Sliced Coins Quilt Along.  I promised myself I couldn't start another QA (Supernova) until the first one was completely finished and blogged.

So here I finally am (in April!) to show you the finished quilt that was once 2 pairs of Gap Long and Lean Jeans!

I had been forewarned about using jeans, definitely not everyone thinks they belong in a quilt.  Denim is much heavier than most quilting cottons and if you get too many points intersecting, it could spell out real trouble if you have jeans in the mix.


That being said, Elizabeth's pattern for sliced coins is the PERFECT use for old jeans.  Slicing up the coins meant that no two pieces of denim would ever be sewn together.  I would like to claim that I knew this little tidbit would work out in my favor ahead of time, but honestly, it was just dumb luck.

The entire quilt was made from my stash.  Boy doesn't that make me feel good!  I am really happy with the way it came out and plan to use it as a picnic blanket for my family.
Quilt Back - Ikea fabric and other assorted stash fabrics

I quilted this on the Avante at my LQS.. What fun!  I love it.  While there, Rhonda enlightened me.  Did you know there are 2 different "light" colors of cotton batting?  One is bleached - which looks like a stark Clorox bleach type of white.  The other is unbleached which is the "natural" off white batting color most commonly found.  For quilts where you use a true white, like the Kona White I used for this quilt, adding the bleached batting will really make the white vivid and bright.  I, of course, had unbleached batting.  But that's okay because now I know for next time.



Quilt Stats:
Name: Long and Lean
Size: Twin
Piecing: Me
Quilting: Loopy meandering by Me (on the mid-arm machine)



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22 comments:

  1. That's really fun! This qal is still on my to do list. Congrats on an all stash quilt! I love the denim and the meandering quilting.

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  2. I like your jeans quilt! What are you planning to do with it? How fun to get to use the long arm at your LQS!

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  3. oh! I just reread and saw that you plan to use it for a picnic blanket. Great idea!

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  4. The jeans quilt look so pretty! I love the fabrics that you used too. I adore the color combination on your jeans quilt. Keep up the good work! :)

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  5. This is so cute!
    Perfect for a picnic blanket. :)
    I made this quilt too-- wasn't it fun?!

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  6. That is so awesome!! I love what you did with this quilt, and I love how it turned out. Using your jeans was such a unique idea :) I really like how you quilted this, I bet it was a ton of fun on the long-arm. This will make an awesome picnic blanket!!

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  7. It's just lovely, the colours are great and I love the jeans in it, great idea!

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  8. This is great! Love the idea of using jeans in it!!

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  9. Very cute! I love the quilting! Making a quilt entirely from the stash IS such a great feeling. : )

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  10. So fun. The jeans are a really cool addition! love the pocket too!

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  11. I think this turned out great! I've always been afraid to work with denim.

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  12. Very nice! Totally cool that the jeans worked out so well! I'll have to remember that. I've tried quilts with jeans before, but as mentioned, the seams got too bulky. I may have to give it a try again. With 2 boys, I always have a huge supply of worn out jeans!

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  13. Love the use of jeans in there, so cool! And the simple loopy quilting really brought out the edginess of the jeans, lovely quilt!

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  14. I love love IKEA fabric! And this quilt is AWESOME!! I *will* make this quilt one day....

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  15. What a great picnic quilt! You did a fabulous job!

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  16. Love the freshness of the pink and lime green with the denim!

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  17. Wow, what a novel idea to use jeans for a quilt! I like how it looks with the pink!

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  18. This looks fantastic! What a great quilt!

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  19. This is seriously awesome AnneMarie. Love the jeans! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  20. I love it with jeans! How cute!! It does feel fabulous to use from your stash...I need to dwindle mine right now!! Thanks for linking to fabric Tuesday :)

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