Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stick a fork in it.

Because it's done! :):)

I haven't had a project in quite a while that I was so anxious to finish.  
I had this old denim quilt that was getting a little worn out. The back was thin and ripping and the top was coming apart on many of the seams. I thought I would just throw it away, but then decided against it.

I took it all apart and decided I would re-do it. I saw a "sew as you go" quilt idea at a quilt store on a recent shop hop and thought it might be fun to use the top to try out the idea.

It was one of those projects that sounds good in the preliminary stages.....

 I traced a dinner plate 35 times on the quilt top.
(*note to self....permanent marker does not wash off dinner plates.)
Then I traced 35 circles onto flannel.
Made sandwiches.......
Put them all together in rows.......

This is what I ended up with.
There was a lot a little cussing during this project.

I traced a square inside the circle. (I did measure and do some planning before this part)
Then I pressed along the traced lines and sewed along the crease with the wrong sides together.
Then I folded the wrong sides down and sewed them to make the flannel bits look like they were pieced. Then, I snipped the edges to make it a rag quilt.

There were so many seams to sew through and it got very heavy. There was also a lot of pressing and that was difficult to press the denim effectively with the heaviness off it.

Consequently it was hard to get the seams even.

But it'll keep somebody warm.
Obviously Rusty thinks it's comfy.

I think I might try this again....on a smaller scale.....and with NO denim.
Maybe a table runner or something.
Simply to I can see if I can do it without the cussing. ;)


Kimberly said...

It's fabulous! Something I'd never attempt... you did a great job and Kitty seems pleased!
Hugs to you and have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Julie said...

I love it!! I would have never been brave enough to do that. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Julie

Burklund Blogger said...

I don't quite get all the seams and sewing that you did, but it looks fun to me! Try rubbing alcohol to get the permanent marker off...