Saturday, June 23, 2007
Crazy quilt pillow and applique
My son has a pair of favorite jeans. One day when getting the jeans load ready to wash, I noticed a few spots that needed mending. Until recently, I would have just chucked these into the trash. Knowing how much he loved them, I tried my best to mend the holes. The mending lasted a few months until this week when again, I noticed the holes re-appeared when I was about to wash them. Since I had a small stack of jeans squares left over from the quilt, I thought I'd try to patch them again. It's not pretty, but I'm hoping he'll get a few more months wear from these. You know, he never said a word to me about the holes. I don't think he really cared that they were holey. In turn, I never said a word about the repair job. Let's see if he notices. To be honest though, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that the holes re-appeared. I thought, "Yippee! Another pair of jeans to turn into a quilt!" Sick, huh?
Speaking of quilt, remember that crazy quilt experiment? I had enough to make a pillow to go with the jeans quilt. I'm pretty tired of this fabric right now. I'm ready to try something new. In fact, I bought a few fat quarters yesterday. They're coordinating prints in red and golden yellow with a little bit of green. I was also able to get a new cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler at 50% from Joann's. I like the crazy quilting but not sure I want to do another one yet.
I did want to try machine appliqued blanket stitch. They aren't perfect yet, but I'll keep trying. Not bad for my first time.