Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I had a pair of worn out jeans...

Ever have a little decision turn into something huge? Well, this is what happened to me almost a year ago. I had a pair of worn out jeans and realized that I actually had several pairs. So, I thought I'd make a denim quilt....since you can never have too many of those. But I wanted this one to be different, something really unique.

I searched online and found a really neat pattern for a circle quilt....which I decided was what I was going to make. Twelve months later, I have finally finished the stupid....I mean lovely...quilt.

Here are some pictures of it. It is big enough to fit a queen sized bed....which may have been a mistake....There are 650 circles....I went through 11 spools of thread...I quickly stopped counting the bobbins I wound.

But it turned out really well (as long as you don't look too closely...like so many things in life).

Here is the front of the blanket...

Here is a closer detail of the front....

This is the back of the blanket....
A closer detail of the back (it is sown completely by machine...those are zig zagged edges on the circles).

So, there you have it. I apologize if I haven't emailed or called you in a while.....this has kind of taken over my entire life. I'm very glad to have it back! :)

11 comments:

Marla said...

oh my gosh! are you kidding me? that is from jeans? that is amazing!!!!!

glarcy said...

so so so amazing! I hadn't see the back yet, it's so beautiful! All the coordination that must have taken...

Emily said...

Wow, Carla, I'm impressed! I had no idea it was such a fancy quilt you were working on. It looks great! You want to make me one now? ;)

Jeff said...

Congratulations on regaining your life. Also, Congratulations on finishing the blanket. It looks really good.

scott said...

I see what you mean about the darker jeans to the lighter jeans, your attention to detail is remarkable. Now maybe you can watch TV with us instead of us watching while you cut, pin, etc.

Mary Ann said...

It looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product in real life!

Robyn said...

You are way cooler then I am. I think I have started a few sewing project and have not yet finished them. That is usually how it goes. I get excited when I start out and then it starts to take longer then I planned so I sort of stop mid project. Good job!

Breanne said...

That is beautiful!

Stacey said...

She has reading skills, napping skills and yes, sewing skills:)

Cynthia said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I'm so excited for my birthday...

Michaelynn said...

Wow! I bow to your awesomeness. And you're right ... you can never have to many quilts made from jeans.