Thursday, October 16, 2014

Denim Quilt


This quilt was a really neat project for me.  My customer had started making it following a pattern from purlbee.  She asked me if I would be interested in finishing up the blocks for her and I offered to finish it all.  She sent me everything she had completed, the backing fabric and I went from there. 

You can see some in progress pics in this post.  The biggest challenge with the blocks was trying to come up with as many original combinations as possible.  The cool thing about the blocks is that you are using both the right and wrong side of the fabrics.  That's what gives it such nice depth and contrast.



It took me a bit to get all the blocks exactly how I wanted them but then the top went together nice and quick.  We decided to quilt it in the ditch.  There's so much texture with these fabrics that I thought any other quilting would just take away from that.




After it was done being quilted I made the binding.  Here's the icing on the cake part of this - the binding is the reverse side of the backing fabric cut on the bias.  So the stripes in the binding are diagonal against the vertical stripes of the backing and the horizontal and vertical stripes in the top.


I don't know if you can tell or not but my customer wanted to hand sew the binding to the back so I just machine stitched it to the front for her.  I apologize for the pictures - they don't do this quilt any justice at all.  It really has incredible depth and contrast and texture.


Because the denim is such a heavy-weight fabric this quilt is much more substantial feeling than my usual cotton quilts.  It will be just the thing for a cold fall afternoon.  I'm so glad I did this project because it is so different from my usual quilts.  It gave me some great ideas to use down the road.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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10 comments:

  1. It looks amazing and I can just feel the weight of it - I bet it's a wonderful quilt to snuggle with. You've done a great job!

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    1. Thanks Beth! It really did turn out fantastic - just so different from usual cotton print quilts.

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  2. Oh man, this has got to be the coolest denim quilt I have ever seen!! What a great idea to use both sides of the fabric. And I agree - that binding is just yummy! Beautifully done :)

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  3. i turned out great! awesome finish!

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    1. Thanks Molly! It's always nice to when they turn out so cool.

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  4. Very nice indeed - denim quilts are nice and casual.

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    1. It is an ideal casual quilt. I can totally see it in a man cave or for a hip boys bedroom.

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  5. Very good job! I also loved seeing many of your other projects so am now following you on Bloglovin!

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    1. Awesome!!! I have a few things to share this week - some house stuff, some sewing stuff!

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