Upcycled Jean Quilt and This & That

First, This & That:

So much crammed into one month.  Are your weekends busy, too? LOL . . . We are all so very proud of our son-in-law on his recent graduation. I marvel at those who balance their lives with work, raising a family, keeping house, the reserves AND complete university.  


We celebrated our daughter’s and sister’s birthdays at a fav Mexican restaurant. The waiters presented my sister with a flan dessert and my daughter a shot of tequila. 🙂   #agediscrimination?  

source: foodily.com

On a recent Saturday, I tagged along to a modern quilt club meeting with friends. Some amazing quilts were collected for the ALS Foundation. Very cool . . .  




And now, on to the Upcycled Jean Quilt:

I’m stoked. I just completed my second quilt; a lap quilt for my grandson. Keeping to a simple pattern, I reused old jeans and added patriotic fabrics. I wanted to make a “boy” quilt for him to use on a cold winter evening while snuggling on the sofa.

jean_quilt 2a

I’m still in the learning phase. Made plenty of mistakes.

jean_quilt 1
I learned that all jeans are not created equal; especially stretch denim. 😉  Who knew?

jean_quilt 2

I am fascinated by modern quilts. Getting ready to start my third quilt project. 🙂

Have a good week! – – Joanne


4 thoughts on “Upcycled Jean Quilt and This & That

  1. Hi Joanne,
    You know, I noticed a couple of years ago that it is getting difficult to find real denim. They can’t do this to us…America, the home of real denim! Connor’s American quilt is wonderful and it was done just in time for winter use.

    1. Hi Ginene, Sadly, I think the days of 100% denim are gone. Where is Levi Strauss when we need him? Thanks for the compliment. 🙂 It’s unseasonably cold right in our area so a warm quilt will come in handy. I’ve seen the mid-west cold weather and snow storm reports, so I won’t complain too much. Stay warm!

    1. Haha. Stretch jeans (with Lycra) …well, they stretched as I sewed, were darker in color, thin to the touch and didn’t keep their shape as well as the denim jeans (e.g. Levi’s). The older denim jeans didn’t stretch and seemed to be of a much thicker fabric. Of course older denim is faded – almost white. As I’ve continued to learn, I prefer to work with 100% cotton when I sew a quilt. Thanks for stopping by!

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