Another Project Finished

Most of my quilting projects this summer have been for other people. I just finished this one, made for a beloved girl heading to college tomorrow. Her mom saved her jeans and pants and had me make this:

Kelsey's jeans quilt

Thanks for holding it up, LouLou!

With the exception of two pockets that I sewed closed (they gapped goofily), all the pockets and buttons are functional.

Kelsey 2

I would have liked to include more buttons and snaps and rivets, but since this is supposed to be a comfortable and functional quilt, I only included one square with major hardware, near one corner:

Kelsey 3

I wanted to make the quilt more interesting so I cut out some circles from the pants’ leftovers, and appliqued them on. When the quilt is washed, the edges of the circles will fray groovily.

Kelsey 4

I liked the labels so I cut them off the jeans and resewed them on individual squares.


The quilt is backed with a soft and fuzzy polyester that should wear like iron.


A fun project!  And thank you, LouLou and Madame Chaos for the display help!



  1. Lisa said,

    August 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Oh so cute. We should have taken a picture of the quilt you helpped me make so you could blog that! We’ll do it on the next one.

  2. John said,

    August 22, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Great looking quilt Nikki

  3. Holly said,

    August 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Wow, another post? You’re getting adventurous!! Lovely quilt. I’m embarking on the adventure of making denim rag quilts for my boys’ beds. My mom walked me through it while I was in California last week. Wish me luck!!!

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