Going off to college i purchased a blue jean quilt to be used for my dorm bedspread.
The front of the quilt was patchwork of many shades of denim. The quilt maker included the pockets in some of the patchwork squares. The back of the quilt was red denim yardage sew together to complete the backing. The binding was also the red denim fabric. There was no batting used.
The quilt made a great bedspread and kept me toasty warm throughout the cold snowy mountain winters.
Here it is 36 years later and the quilt has been used for chilly football games, picnic blanket and as a toddler play mat....you can hide toys in the pockets and then let the children find them.
It is amazing that the quilt looks as good as when I purchased it after all the years of use. It is both heavy in weight and very warm. Start saving those blue jeans, I know your DH will love a toasty denim quilt.