denim 3D pinwheels (pics)

rosajoe_gwJuly 18, 2011

I was given about 3 yards of 'see thru' muslin and I had a lot of jeans left over from the raggedy charity quilts. I personally think they are too heavy and stiff, but the teens love them!! I pressed the seams open, no batting, and it is going to be backed with robe fabrics I got on sale for $1 a yard, you know the kind that everything clings to lol!!! To be used as a picnic blanket. It is 80 in length and I was going for square but I may go with 60x80 just to get finished with it!!!!!!!!

Rosa

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magothyrivergirl

Rosa~ and you didn't think you had anything interesting to post!!!! LOL

I count on you to share great ideas you find on blogs and techniques! You have enlightened & enriched my quilting world!

I love the 3D pinwheels - great idea to combine them with old jeans!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 11:38AM
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rosajoe_gw

Thank you Marsha!!!! I love this forum and the warm members are always here to help and support. Tired of denim lol!!!!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 11:45AM
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sunnycentralfl

Wow! How cleaver of you, Rosa! That is pretty and you got a bargain to boot! Smart Lady!

THX for posting!
Gwen

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:07PM
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nannykins

Good job!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:12PM
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nanajayne

Great place to use up the denim. Perfect for a picnic quilt and not bad looking to boot! The price was right that's for sure. TFS

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:48PM
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bopeep

Love It !!!!!!
bopeep

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 8:57PM
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lindaoh_gw

It's a great quilt!
Linda OH

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 9:16PM
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day2day

Looks great!

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 4:45AM
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bonica

Rosa! I used that PJ stuff on the ba k of a wall hanging and its getting balls on it fro washing it (Botto row of keyboard is going bad) :)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 7:52AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Lookin' good, Rosa. I made a crazy patch jeans quilt once....used those big bandana squares for a backing. Yup...too heavy for me.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 10:14AM
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marti8a

I really like it! Love the little back pocket and embroidery bits too. Are the white parts muslin? If so, how did you stiffen them so the denim didn't make them buckle?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 11:05AM
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rosajoe_gw

Marti,
The white is muslin that is very thin. I don't know what the person could have used it for. I can't throw anything away so I used some of it as pot holder backings, but I had to double it to get it thick enough! I washed and starched the fabric and it is so light it doesn't really add much weight to the quilt. A friend suggested using it like cheesecloth lol!!!!!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 11:15AM
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