Friday, September 12, 2008

Secondhand Comfort

i found these jeans in someone's laundry room in the garbage. you know who you are. & decided to use in my attempt to attack Taffy Jane's Secondhand Comfort quilt. without leaving the house i randomly picked some floral fabrics in medium colors with a denim friendly appeal. i know me. choosing lights & darks would slow me down. there's just no time for that.i wouldn't call these scraps. just smallish stash without an assigned purpose. the jeans are a girl's size 8. i have no idea how big this thing will get. but if you know me. you know that i don't care about finished measurements. when i sit cross-legged on the couch i only need something 24" down & 36" across to keep me warm. anything extra just falls on the floor or has to be folded over. & it takes longer to quilt. what a pain. hehe.

let's see what the pattern says. o.k. done. well done for now.i really should be tidying up a bit. but i also think that by starting something i could accidently make tidier piles.

5 comments:

Tine said...

What a great pattern! And a good way to keep those favourite jeans....or recycle other peoples jeans. LOL!

Des said...

Most excellent! What a great idea!! :) I love the embroidery on those jeans. Your fabrics look perfect with the jeans. You sew girl! And hopefully, no bloopers to fix after the finished product! Let me know if I can make the pattern better.

Melanie said...

yeah! Used jeans are so soft and that embroidery on them will look so good as a patch. I'll do a peek in a sec of my current doings.

Pamela Joy said...

2' x 3' - are ya kidding . . unless your sitting like an indian ? ? quilts should be @ least throw size (50"x60", i think? easy for me to say as i don't make them lol!) . . . however, never mind getting lazy, lol, just put a BIG border. I LOVE the quilt pattern & her new shipment fabric by april cornell . . i have a few of her tablecloths & several pillow covers - LOVE APRIL CORNELL!!!!

Kat said...

Looks like a great project!