Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Gentleman's Quarters

***UPDATED*** The on line pattern for this quilt has been removed. But, if you are interested, I have posted a tutorial for the pattern HERE


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This is a quilt I made for my son, Jacob, from his old blue jeans and flannel. I used his out-grown boxers for some of the squares. (Is that bad?) He loves this quilt. Its kind of heavy and he can't hurt it because all of the fabric has been washed and dryed countless times before it ever evolved into a quilt. I just throw it into the washer and dryer or like the picture, hang it on the line.


Its handquilted, which was kind of hard since the jean material is so thick!

The pattern came from here .

There is also a great tutorial for this quilt here.

An update on the Wolf Wall Hanging. I took out the puckered stitches and have been machine quilting diagonal lines 2 1/2 inches apart. It looks pretty good, but I seem to never learn that the lines printed on fabric aren't straight. I've been wanting to make a doggie quilt bed for Dave, our dog, and it came to me that this is the perfect doggie quilt for him. It has wolves on it, its a dark color, and it can be washed easily. Best of all, Dave doesn't care if the lines are straight or not, or if there are any puckers!!! Great solution for how to use this quilt. I still have another panel just like this and believe me I'll know how to make it the right way!!!

6 comments:

Azul said...

This is gorgeous! I'm off to follow your links to see if I can put one together for my little man.

Alexandra said...

I love it! I wish I could find the time to make this for my son. I've linked. :)

Joy said...

Very nice! So simple and yet so effective. I'll have to keep this one in mind for my boys.

Love,

Joy

Kelleigh said...

What a creative way to recycle old clothes! A beautiful heirloom for your family to cherish. Absolutely priceless.

Littlepenpen said...

Lucky Dave, to get his own wolf quilt! I have a store bought quilt on my bed that my dogs seem to love. It is starting to show signs of wear from all the washing it's had lately. I have decided that when I replace it, I will make doggie beds for the dogs out of it! I love your son's quilt... ESPECIALLY the boxers fabric.

Ove said...

That was a good idea. I must tell my wife. She is Quilting and I am blogging.

http://www.minkonequilter.blogspot.com

Best Regards

Svein Ove

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