I've been saving old jeans for quite a few years, I just throw them in a box downstairs.... Lately I ran across the box & thought I should do something with them. And after reading "Scraps & Shirttails" by Bonnie Hunter, I thought her pattern for a denim quilt would be perfect project to use some of them up. I still have enough jeans to make another, but I think I'll wait a little while to start on the next one.
It went together really fast, I think the cutting part took longer than the piecing. The red square in the middle of each 9-patch is a yard-sale shirt. Her version in the book used all blue jeans, but I think I like the little bit of color that the red squares add.
Roelof's store had an awesome 50% off sale on their already-marked-down fabric, and so I found a great piece of flannel for the backing at $2/yard. Gotta love that! So, the whole quilt will cost about $8. It measures 63 x 82- I think that will work on a twin bed. Not sure exactly what it's final destination will be, but I'm sure it will be more useable than a box of old jeans with holes in the knees.
I think I will do some simple quilting, and try to avoid all those thick seams where the blocks meet. More pics to come after it's quilted......