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Thread: Recycling Blue Jeans....Again!

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    Recycling Blue Jeans....Again!

    A really good friend had asked for a quilt for the back seat of her truck. I've been stalling for a couple of years because I wasn't sure what type of fabric or pattern to use since the quilt would be exposed to strong sunlight every day. I finally had the "AH HA!" moment, and thought of the used blue jeans I'd been collecting. I designed the Celtic pattern using directions from "Celtic Pieced Illusions" by Karen Combs. It was a little tough only using blue jeans to get the right combination of lights and darks, but I was pretty pleased with the results. So the 1st picture is the Celtic pattern quilt for my friend. The 2nd picture is the waste triangles left over from the Celtic pattern, plus a few more strips of blue jean leftovers. I just love recycling blue jeans! (Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm uploading the pictures correctly??)
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    What a great idea!

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    those are great-I have bins full of denim-hhmmm-maybe time to start cutting it.great utility quilts
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    Amazing. I love the Celtic design! You are so clever. The second one with the triangles is for whom? Me, perhaps? LOL

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    Great job, Susanb!

    Same here Anita, my 30-40 yo nephews are asking for denim quilts to replace their graduation quilts!

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    Very nice! I particularly like the top one!
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    Love them both!!!!!

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    they are both beautiful quilts, well done
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    You are a jeans genius!
    You have a great grasp of colour and value to make that from reused fabric. How on earth did you sort it all out so well?!!

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    this is out standing as all I can say

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