Comfort Quilt 33" x 52"
Pastel Strip Squares with Worn Jean Sashing
One Square close up
At one of my spring guild meetings, someone brought in a HUGE pile of worn or outgrown jeans. A few of us took a bunch. As you can see from the various shades of blue, there are different types of jean fabric and different wear patterns. Knowing many people like jeans, especially teens, I dug out all of my pastel strips to make squares. I cut sashing strips from the legs, some short because of a worn out knee; some long ones on the back of the legs.
I always ironed the jeans to the fabric side. However, where the sashing meets, it is quite thick. Prior to quilting, I tacked down all of the inside corners. My machine was not always happy with this thickness, but it did do the job. I only quilted the fabric squares and end extensions because I like the look of the plain jeans. I also think it is more interesting.
I'm happy with the way it has turned out. So happy, that I am confident it will be picked very quickly. Unfortunately, between Thanksgiving and New Years, there are a lot of accidents of all kinds, so the need of a Comfort Quilt is really high.
This is the last of my self commitment for the year. Last October I made myself a promise to make one charity quilt a month. My blog year starts in October, so that was my starting month. I was able to give a quilt every month until June, when somehow, I got behind. In September I gave 2 quilts, June and July. This next meeting on Thursday, I have two more donations, August and September.
It has been a struggle. It was really too much pressure I put on myself. This blog year, I want to give away six charity quilts + + + quilt 6 more for folks in my guild who piece the top and need someone to quilt it. I'm still a beginning quilter, however, IF I am trusted to quilt these charity quilts, I'll gain more experience. Seems like a win-win situation to me.