For Christmas this year, I drew my little brother, Brad's name for our family gift swap. Beings that Brad never got a jean quilt from Grandma Hodgen, I decided to make one for him. Even though it's not as great as Grandma would have made, I hope he can cherish it for many years to come.
Taking some old jeans and khaki pants we had kept, I cut the jeans along the seams. From there I cut the jeans into either 4 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch widths with varying lengths. I then got 1 yard of patterned fabric that helped pulled the blues, browns, and khaki together and interfaced it to help make it the same weight as the jeans. Once I had all the squres cut, I layed out the pieces. Within each row (vertical rows), I then sewed all the pieces together. Once I had the vertical rows completed, I then sewed them together to compete the front. I then basted and finished it up with brown corduroy backing.
As you can see, I think he is enjoying the new quilt!