A little late this week…it was that kind of week…BUT, quilting helps. (Nothing bad, just busy.)
For a few years now, I have planned to make jeans quilts for my parent’s grandchildren. For many years my mother saved my father’s old work jeans and has passed them down to me.
This is finally the year! Here is the first top (of at least six planned).
The pattern is in the book “All About Strips” by Susan Guzman. There are a few patterns in the book particularly suited to jeans quilts, as the sashing avoids the bulky, heavy seams that result when multiple pieces of denim meet.
I plan to make at least four of the quilts using this pattern (for my brother’s children). It will take a while, but I’ve got time. Hopefully they can be finished in time for our traditional Thanksgiving get together this year.
On a sudden impulse, I started auditioning a layout for the Sweet Sixteen quilt on Sunday.
It is purely experimental and, obviously, there are blocks that need repositioning, but after such a long wait it is exciting to see ANYTHING happening.
As some already know, Sparkle Jane (daughter) dances ballet. Each spring her company puts on a large show. In the past I have helped with costumes in a variety of ways, but my specialty is headpieces.
Ballet headpieces are a tricky thing: they have to look good; they can’t be heavy; they have to stay on…you get the idea.
This year they are performing Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Oberon, the fairy king, needs a crown. But he is a FAIRY king, so it can’t be just any crown.
The creative process is cluttered and a little messy looking… (don’t you love my salad bowl doubling as a form foundation)
Give me enough lace, spray paint and hot glue and I am bound to create something.
It has elastic built in the back to help the fit.
Hopefully it will hold up to the dancing also.
Yay for another finished product. Now I can mostly rest easy until the performance. Unless something else comes up. 🙂