Friday, February 6, 2009

Denim quilt

My brothers sleep under quilts pieced together from their old blue jeans. During the past few years my Mom has cut and sewed thousands of squares of fabric into denim quilts for my brothers and friends. Once Mom's friends learned about her project, they donated their sons' worn-out jeans. Mom usually has a quilt in progress--whether its a pile of half-cut-up jeans, a stack of denim squares, or a quilt top stretched out on the dining room floor. 

Her most recent accomplishment is a combination of denim and brown calico fabric that she plans to donate to the Mennonite Central Committee Sale in northern Michigan this summer. Mom pieced a solid denim quilt for the sale a couple of years ago, but this time she decided to alternate the blue with brown. Most of the brown calico squares in the quilt are from scraps of material from Julie's dresses, jumpers and skirts.


  1. So, what kind of a quilt do you sleep under?

  2. I love the quilt, Amy! And what a good use of old blue jeans. It sounds like your Mom enjoys quilting, and she does a wonderful job with it! :)

  3. I sleep under a mostly pink and white quilt (though it has other colors in the squares). The batting is wool, from Betsy's sheep and it keeps me just-right warm during the night.