A quilt years in the making. I started saving denim jeans from my children, my husband, my mom, my sister and myself. My plan was to make my son (then 9 years old) a quilt for his twin size bed. I’ve always loved the tumbling block pattern, so that was my plan. I knew it would be a challenge because it was denim but I was ready! I had lots of pieces cut and sections sewn together. Then the frustration set in. I began to have problems with my machine and then ran out of denim. Grrr! (I don’t even think they make that pale blue anymore.) So I put it away until I had collected more. That was in 2001. 14 years ago! After all those years of looking at it in the closet wondering if I had enough denim yet, I pulled it out five weeks ago. I decision to work with what I had and finish it! What can I say, I’ve been a very busy girl! Here’s the finished quilt, 73″x57″!
I spent two weeks hand quilting it. So glad I did, it makes it POP! And gives it that 3D effect.
I had a few pieces left and just couldn’t bring myself to throw them away. So I made a pillow to go with it.