This is my blog about my adventures in homesteading in the suburbs. My goal is to live a simple, yet beautiful life. I am trying to gear my family on a path of low-impact, self-sustaining, old-time ways on a budget! Come and join me on our journey!!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Recycled Jean Quilt is Finished!!!
So much has been going on the last two weeks that I don't even know where to start! I will keep this post to this quilt. I had worked on getting it quilted and I really had to hurry because I have a daughter who was entering an apron in the county fair (that is going to be a whole other post!). I hate having to recalibrate the machine because it took me forever to switch everything over to sew on the denim. But lo and behold, it is finished!!!! This is our summer picnic quilt.
There are six of us in the family and every one of us has jeans in this quilt. The sweltering heat made it really uncomfortable to sew this behemoth!!! It weighs about seven pounds and I was sweating while I was quilting it on my machine. At one point, I had to go outside with my machine and set up in the shade because it was over 85 degrees...in my house!!!! I like how it turned out...because I used some stretchy jeans, some of the corners do not match perfectly...OH WELL!!! This is one of those workhorse kind of quilts so I'm not too worried about the imperfections...that's the whole point of this quilt. It's all been recycled and getting new life.
The quilt laid out in the driveway.
Detail of the center...again from jeans we had! (sorry, bad picture)
I hope you are all having a productive summer. I can finally check one project off my list! How about you??? Blessings to you, and may you keep cool in this heat!!!