I'm excited to get started on my next rag quilt, which will include some denim. I had two pretty flower print fabrics from reclaimed clothing that were similar colors, and since both had blue in them, I thought recycled blue jeans would be perfect to pair with them.
|Two pretty flowered fabrics reclaimed from scrubs!|
I took samples of these two fabrics with me when I went gallivanting in town this morning, and I found another top with burgundy, and also a nice flowered denim midi skirt and another pair of jeans fairly cheap. I found a light blue print that I'm undecided about, but will cut up a square or two of everything and see how it looks before making a final decision. Not sure if I want to use both denims in this quilt or not either.
I think I want to make a reversible quilt, where each square is the same on front and back, but that's going to depend on how many squares I get from each fabric that I have, and I'm going to commence cutting on the denim and burgundy as soon as they get out of the wash.
|Flowered fabric paired with light blue print,|
flowered denim skirt, and blue jeans
These are 6 1/2" squares, but will be approximately 5 1/2" after ragging. I'd like to make it big enough for a couch throw size rather than baby blanket, but that's also going to depend on the amount of squares I get out of all this. I'm still fairly new to the whole quilting/rag quilting thing and this will be my first time working with denim, but I'm excited to get started on this project! More pics to come in future posts as I get the jeans cut up and get my squares laid out for my cotton/denim rag quilt. Stay tuned!
~ Marie Anne