last nite i was able to get up in the sewing room and do some cutting. my niece, amanda, has been destashing and she gave me a bag of jeans (i told her to keep an eye out). most of the jeans werent suitable for a quilt because they were spandex, but my daughter is going to give them to a friend, so its a win-win. there was, however, a ginormous pair of jeans in the bag, that i was able to cut out 20 6.5" squares from. i should have taken a pic of them...but shockingly, i never thought of it, even when the teenager was standing in one leg. sigh, am i losing it?? anyhoo, the squares are going to be made into a quilt for my mom, as she is ALWAYS cold. she keeps the heat close to 80 at her place in winter!!! ack! i want it to be smallish, just perfect for her wee lap (she is well under 5' tall) and portable so she can take it with her on her walker. i plan on backing it with flannel, with a thin batting. does this sound like it would be super heavy??? she complains about the weight of blankets on her bed?? and is it ok to put the seams on the inside, like a regular quilt? i dont think she would fancy the frilly bits on top. i am planning on probably tying it with floss, as i dont think i could quilt thru the layers. has anyone done a jeans quilt??
i am not in a big hurry as i still need 10 squares for the quilt.
i was also able to cut some squares for a windmill quilt. i drew up a little sketch for it, and did my math (so hopefully i didnt screw up!)
i finished up the cutting today, but still need one aqua and one orange. i work tomorrow so i will just pick them up then. i already know which aqua i want ( i thought i already had it, do you do that???) but i dont know if i will find another orange, we dont seem to carry a lot of orange 40's prints.
i have been wanting to do a windmill quilt ever since i saw this one. i really love how she did the colors of the rainbow too. i am not sure if that is how i will be setting mine, but i am keeping it in mind. i am not following michelles tute either (altho its a good one), i got a template at joanns, and just used that to cut my blocks out. i still need to cut out my plain off white blocks, but that will probably have to wait a couple days.....