Earl's Jeans Quilts
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Ana's quilts 4 & 5 continued from Page one (where you can see quilts 1-3)
quilt 4. Giraffe Jean Quilt
Giraffe jeans quilt
Giraffe Jean Quilt
This quilt is made entirely of scraps from jeans my husband and I wore the
first 7 years we were married! The jean square with the Giraffe is from the
bottom of one of his jeans. Just after we married I embroidered our jeans with
different pictures (kinda tells you what era we were in!) and I wanted to
preserve the pictures. I tied the quilt in the middle of each jean scrap using
6-strand embroidery floss.
I consider this "our" quilt so I finally had to make my husband "his" quilt!
quilt 5. Denim Quilt - Ken's Quilt (green corduroy on back)
the back of Ken's quilt showing the embroidery
Denim Quilt - Ken's Quilt (green corduroy on back)
This quilt was a Xmas present to my husband. It was a joy watching him unwrap the large box; the expression on his face was unforgettable. He had made a comment earlier that year that I had made denim quilts for each of our boys and to give away but had never made one just for him. I worked on it for 5 months sewing on it when he was at work. Most of the jean scraps I used on this quilt are family scraps, from old jeans that our boys, my husband and myself had worn. I did go to yard sales and buy some extra old jeans so I would have a variety of denim shades.
I tied the quilt in random places but machine quilted inside the edges as far as I could go with my machine. The quilt is very heavy, what with the size and the corduroy fabric that is used as the backing. I took a piece of cross-stitch disposable webbing and pinned it to the back. I stitched his name and the year and then just wet the webbing and pulled the threads out.
The quilt is a big one 71 x 96 ½, the blocks measure 19x19. The long sashes are cut from my husband's jeans, as his inseam is long.