Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rags to Quilts!

The "Jean Pile" that's been growing and multiplying
in my closet for decades it seems, is finally being repurposed!

The farmer's long legs made for a good supply of denim
except for the blown out knees, bad stains and splatters of paint.
The dark denim was cut from some of my old jeans that I've "outgrown" - a-hem!

A denim rag quilt caught my eye in one of my favourite local fabric shops
and I was delighted to find out that a class to make this project was upcoming!

It was time to start using this stash of old denim jeans ...

We needed to choose some flannel
fabrics for the back of the quilt.


Our teacher, Rosalynn, showed us how to plan the back of this reversible quilt (ragged on both sides).

I should have paid more attention to this part.

It was fun to see the other sew mate's choices - all so pretty!

It snowed and snowed - the perfect day for sewing!

With all the left-over scraps, pockets and seams that were trimmed from the jeans
I was inspired to do a bit of crafting ...

Amazing what a bit of bejewelling glue and bling can do for a jeans seam?

I love wearing it!

The pockets made a sweet little shoulder purse or caddy for my scissors and such!

I've put the scraps away now in case I get distracted again from all the other things needing to be done around here.

Many hours later, lots of "schnibbles" all over the floor/washer/dryer, a blister from snipping those seams, a good coating of denim dust throughout the house, and a wee error in the back of the quilt ....

It's finally done, mistake and all!

The denim fabric rags so beautifully.

Till next time ....... have yourself a most wonderful Valentine's Day. May the love of family and friends bring you much joy and contentment. God is Love!

Nammie's new picnic blanket!


  1. Oh how I love your finished quilt. So cool. Fun to see it put to use already with your little sweetie!

  2. Fabulous!! Your denim quilt is a wonderful (and frugal) creation . . . and I love how you have repurposed the leftovers too!

  3. Oh, my gosh, what a gorgeous quilt! Perfect for picnics with your sweet girl and more!

  4. I love the idea of using the old jeans combined with flannel! One of the last quilts my mother-in-law made was a regualer quilt( as opposed to a rag quilt) and the closest I've come to being involved was to cut the squares for her and help her lay it out. I do not sew, but I can tell this is a lot of work and rewarding! You are so creative!

  5. What a great quilt and you must have a great sense of satisfaction on a job well done. Your little love looks so cute playing on the floor.

  6. It came out great, Rosella! Love the patches of buffalo check! And of course, it is most attractive with your sweet little granddaughter sitting on it!

  7. oh fantastic design!! I have two totes full of jeans...love your design....

  8. It is Beautiful Rosella,just finished mine too.Carol from the class mine has boo boos too !!

    1. Thanks Carol! I'd like to do another but not ragging the flannel side this time. I kept flipping my rows in order to make sure the chevron was working and therefore messed up the back - sigh!

  9. So talented, Rosella! Like the added touch of bling too.

  10. Now you have have inspired me to do something with all the denim that has been stockpiled over here. Beautiful! I can tell your quilt will get much use.

  11. OMG ..How creative are you ..but I imagine with all the snow we’re getting it a real therapy and happy time ... You are so creative... Love it ... Thanks for sharing ...


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