Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red White And Blue Denim Debut

"Sleeping Under The Stars" 
 Denim Charity Quilt

The top was finished in 2010

Then life took a stroll through many various trails
 of living with a family,
This treasure got folded up
 and laid in a pile somewhere in my sewing room.
  It was enough that the top was complete.
My attention deficit kicked in
and other FUN projects were started,
and in the very back of my mind I knew
 I wanted to tackle quilting this myself .
That took more than an ounce of motivation
 to push the start button and get started.

This is the second quilt that I have quilted
on my little sewing machine.
I am gaining in knowledge ....
 It is not perfection by any means
but perfection is far down the list of what makes a quilt loveable.


And now I am going to overload you with pictures
of all of the
denim glory of this finished quilt.

It is a mixture of Denim, cotton, and flannel.
The back is flannel
It does have batting inside.

This quilt started with
The four corner blocks which were orphan blocks
that  needed a home where they could be loved.
My quilt guild sent them home with me and I was told to
"do something with them"
It was a challenge to make myself work with fabric
that I thought was a bit on the "ugly" side.
BUT now
When I look at the whole thing

so here is my baby creation.......

perle cotton stars

blanket stitching around this appliqued square

appliqued stars and a true blue pocket

  anyone remember "MUDD" jeans?

Tied with perle cotton  for a touch of country charm
and a BOO BOO. 
 I marked the cotton blocks with a lead pencil
and then decided I did not want to quilt circles
 in those corner blocks.
The lead pencil  did not wash out  the best.

The fabric color is now faded  in those squares
from scrubbing ....


Cross hatching here
 just because one or two blocks might be a nice touch
and not make me crazy.

Here is one of the "ugly" corner blocks
  now beautified with the added stars.
(I love the skinny bars quilting in the border.)

Quilted stars matches the star blocks on the back.

Back of the quilt

Does anyone in america not love stars and stripes together?

loving .....loving......loving.....
 wondering how am i going to give this away????

stars and stripes

pretending it can stay here....

I hope it is loved where ever it finds a home.

I think any child would love it.

I love it.....
and i am making another one for me
(and my grandchildren). 

This quilt does not have a pattern  it was designed by me.
 Quilting was done with my walking foot
because that is all I know how to do. ; )

If you stopped by
I'd love it if you would
say hello down below : )

Hope you are staying cool on this summer day!

happy sewing trails to you!

Swim, Bike, Quilt


Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Congrats on finishing up an old project!!! Love the denim quilt. Thanks for linking up to 100 Quilts for Kids.

Quiltbenaco said...

Avevo visto il tuo quilt durante il "blogger quilt festival"
Mi è piaciuto tanto che ho deciso di copiarlo e così ho fatto.
Lo puoi vedere qui

Quiltbenaco said...

Molto bello anche quest'altro....

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

That turned out great!!


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