Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The quilt top is finished!

(Is quilt top supposed to be one word or two?) It's a bit bigger than I had expected, but oh well. Not a problem at all. Here's a picture of the quilt top with two small children on it for size. And just for fun.I don't plan to put any sort of batting or padding in here. I think that denim and flannel together should keep it warm enough. This is the sheet that is going to turn into the backing:
Since we already had the sheet and I collected torn jeans over a period of several months, this project is going to be completely free. Well, except for the thread and the many needles I broke by sewing cavalierly over pins! But for a blanket big enough to put on a bed, I consider that a pretty good deal, and I'm happy.

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love it! It's really nice, and big, heh, and the random selection turned out really well. The flannel looks cozy, too! How are you finishing the edges, with a blanket binding or something, or with the edges tucked under, or how? And how does it sit on the bed - lengthwise/lengthwise, or the short way of the quilt across the long way of the bed? How many pairs of jeans did you need? (And how many needles?)

Sophie Miriam said...

I think I will use blanket binding, but I haven't really looked into that yet, and it may turn out to be too expensive. It lies on a bed normally--it's roughly 52" x 100". I think. I forget how many squares I used! I think a pair of adult jeans typically yielded between 15-20 squares, but I have some kids jeans in there, as well as some squares from denim left over from previous sewing projects. Needles...um, I probably broke at least four needles during the course of this quilt so far. I really need to stop sewing over pins! Haha.

Sylvia said...

Well, at least you pin things. (Unlike me.) Which helps a lot in sewing. And the corners of the squares look like they match up perfectly. Which is more than I can say about my patchwork :P. Like that pieced hot pad I made once... don't remind me...