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.
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.
Name: Long and Lean
Piecing: MePin It