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Thread: A couple Denim Blocks

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    I started a denim quilt for DH and here are a couple blocks so far. The change pocket is from DH's jeans. Will also be using regular pockets and some blocks of course won't have pockets. Hope you can see the pictures OK, denim doesn't photograph quite as clearly as color fabric.

    1st denim block w/change pocket
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    2nd denim block w/change pocket
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    Clever use of the pockets.

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    very cute :)

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    Very creative and useful.

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    LOVE this!! I'm saving denim so I'll be watching. :-D

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    That is really cool!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    I like the way you've included the pockets. Nice work!

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    Those are nice, gives me an idea for all the jeans i have just worn out....thanks for sharing

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    Love these!!! I'll be watching too, as I have a ton of denim cut up from jeans, old skirts, shirts, etc. How are you planning to quilt? Are you paper piecing or are you using a foundation piece? Do you know yet what you'll use on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    Love these!!! I'll be watching too, as I have a ton of denim cut up from jeans, old skirts, shirts, etc. How are you planning to quilt? Are you paper piecing or are you using a foundation piece? Do you know yet what you'll use on the back?
    I put these 2 blocks together the same way you would do a crumb block, only a lot bigger. Am also working on a crumb quilt so Iíve got crumbs on the brain. I donít usually like to work on 2 projects at once Ė but I am :-P Iím going to make it into a rag quilt.

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

    Iím using denim from DHís jeans, my Dadís (who passed away in 07), friends and some I picked up on craigs list & Hospice thrift store. Some of the jeans from Craigs list have stains (the lady through them in) and Iím cutting around the stains. Some of the stains are barely noticeable but canít use them for DHís quilt. So Iím setting them aside and will make doggie denim quilts from them.

    I think I'll be 'marking' the blocks that have DH's and Dad's jeans by adding a button or something ... I'm open to suggestions anyone might have about this.

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    Way too cute. These are fun with the back pockets on solid denim blocks for kids. They put their treasures in the pockets

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    You have a good start!

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    looks great so far.

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    Cute!

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    This is clever! Thanks for sharing!

    Jen:)

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    I've been saving denim for years now.
    Your quilt is giving me some ideas!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Good start. Keep us posted as you go along.

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    Good idea! I have a ton of jean scraps.

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    I love your denim quilt blocks

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    Too cute!

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    Great quilt for the male species.....my nephews would love it.

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    Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!!!

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    Hi again all... If I knew how, I would direct you to another post this last year where folks posted several nifty ideas for using denim... several also posted images with great ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    Hi again all... If I knew how, I would direct you to another post this last year where folks posted several nifty ideas for using denim... several also posted images with great ideas!
    I'm not sure if this is it or not but I love this one!!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-102015-1.htm

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    I love the way you put in the pockets. My son-in-love wants me to make him a jeans quilt. I think I will use your idea about the pockets.

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