Cynthia Brunz over at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, is sponsoring her annual Quilty Orphan Adoption program. You have the choice of putting a quilt block/project up for adoption, or adopting one of the fun quilt projects someone else has offered, or both!
I decided to look through my long-lost storage bins to see what projects I had that might be worthy of adoption. It turns out I think these just might be the ticket!
I began my quilting career years ago sewing up patchwork Levi quilts. I'd cut up old jeans into six-inch squares, buy some nice coordinating corduroy or twill, make a fun design pattern, and stitch away! I didn't know anything about machine quilting then, and the first quilts I made were entirely of denim. Can you say HEAVY!!! So I tied the quilts and gave them to ALL my relatives!
These make fantastic picnic quilts, or snuggle quilts, or concert quilts, or play quilts. They are durable!
As time passed, I selected contrasting fabric that wasn't so heavy. Which was a good thing, because it's not fun to pull a muscle in your back trying to lug a quilt out of the trunk of your car so you can go experience an outdoor concert, lol!
Anyway, after everyone I knew had received one of my quilts, I still had a lot of patchwork squares cut up for future quilts, but never got around to making this one.
It has a real bright colored turquoise blue twill, a soft denim in soft lavender, a lightweight denim blue, a lighter denim with a bit so sparkle, and a denim that has a blue and lavender and white design woven throughout. These are all cut from new fabric (not used jeans). A fun combo to come up with a fun quilt!
I hate to see this go to waste, so if you'd like to Adopt it, let me know! There are probably about 150 squares here. Let me know how this quilt will be used after you sew it up, and I'll select an adoptive home next week.
I also have this pile of squares cut from old jeans, and if you have a use for those, I can either adopt them out separately, or combine with the multi squares above. The star denim is cut from new fabric.
Quilting with a smile,
Linking up with:
Quilty Orphan Adoption