54″ x 54″ Woven Denim Quilt

So, um, okay, I’ve decided I’m basically crazy. So now that that’s out of the way…. OMG!!!!!!!! I can’t believe this came out of my brain and then I made this. What the what?!? Insanity (and not like the crazy I referred to before, rather more like bananas, bonkers, bomb…. hehe alliteration). 

So when I was asked to be a part of the AGF Denim Blog Tour 2.0, I immediately knew that I wanted to make a denim quilt out of woven panels. I did a very basic “mock up” in Excel and guessed almost correctly on what I needed. Tada here it is:

So okay that was months ago and I was like no problem I can just do a little at a time and it’ll be easy breezy. But then like I did like a smidge at a time and then all of a sudden had to find an extra 100+ hours to finish this in a couple weeks. See that’s the crazy crazy. Let’s just say I’m gonna sleep well tonight. But I digress.

So to make it even more extra, I decided that I wanted the quilt to be a double sided weave, so I had to make tubes instead of bias tape, which was way cute at first. See:

What you didn’t see in the mock up was that I was going to throw in the new yarn dyes at random in the denim gradient, which to toot my horn I think was genius. But anyhoo then I got to weaving the 36 9″ panels. Here’s some pretty pictures because like a long diatribe about the struggle being real is lame, but just imagine and then make it really dramatic in your head for fun. But um okay pictures:

So then I knew I wanted to continue the dominant colors in each area in the sashing (thanks Nicole for teaching me that this is a quilty thang and not totally making fun of me for calling them the in-betweeners). I did all of the vertical first and then went in with the horizontal. And let me tell you double sided sashing that has to be secured with a topstitch is major and not something to undertake in the 11th hour. But I did and it’s cute so yaaaaay!

So, um, here are the pics of my 54″ x 54″ Woven Denim Quilt. Yaaaaay!

And like this was a blog tour, so head on over to check out the other participants’ über rad creations. Here was the weeks line up:

Monday- Christopher http://www.thetattooedquilter.com

Tuesday – Nicole https://lillyella.com/

Wednesday – Sarah http://www.sariditty.com/

Thursday – Jenn http://gingerpeachstudio.com/

Friday – Mathew (you are here) 

Ooooh ooooh and check me out gabbing about The Denim Studio by AGF on their YouTube Channel.

Peace Love and Fabric!

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19 Comments

  1. Mathew Boudreaux
    Roxanne

    Speechless…….but seriously….you are so talented!!!!! Love!!!!

  2. Mathew Boudreaux
    Kim Johnson

    This turned out so awesome!

  3. Mathew Boudreaux
    Diane

    This quilt is awesomely beautiful. I love seeing your work and especially reading your stories as you share – they always put a smile on my face. Thank you!

  4. Mathew Boudreaux
    wednesday's creations studio

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for your crazy I adore it! These pix are banana fantastic. I love your inner genius and that you go with your hunches – so right on! Thanks for sharing your “pain”.

    I would love to see what this feels like. I hope you get a tutorial together maybe I’ll make one in 2017! Vermont gets cold and I imagine this would do the warm-up trick!

  5. Mathew Boudreaux
    Barb in Mi

    Wow, wow, WOW!!! Thank you for sharing your crazy – it’s incredible fabulous!

  6. Mathew Boudreaux
    irselak

    It’s beautiful! I love the splashes of color throughout. They really add interest and movement to an already awesome design. Great job! Thanks for sharing your journey on the blog. It was a fun read.

  7. Mathew Boudreaux
    Norma

    Yes, you are crazy; but crazy genius! Never stop being like this. I’m sure that attitude will take you places you never thought possible. This quilt is so awesome!! I just love it.

  8. Mathew Boudreaux
    Pamela

    This is…stunningly, crazy, beautiful!!!!! If this is your kind of crazy, I love it!

  9. Mathew Boudreaux
    ThreadTime

    Insanely gorgeous! Especially when you factor in the awesome weaving!!

  10. Mathew Boudreaux
    Christ'l

    This is just wunderful, marvelous, great, … I love this quilt!!!

  11. Mathew Boudreaux
    Mary Walter

    How much does this quilt weigh? Is it heavier than a typical quilt its size? Is there a tutorial on this technique? This is amazingly beautiful!!!

  12. Mathew Boudreaux
    Robin

    That’s is simply awesome! What a great idea. I wish I could start a project like this… but I’d never get it finished in my lifetime!

  13. Mathew Boudreaux
    Kay Frank

    Crazy Good!

  14. Mathew Boudreaux
    Lou Lewis

    Stunning!

  15. Mathew Boudreaux
    Lena Rottger

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt with us. Its one of the best I’ve ever seen.

  16. Mathew Boudreaux
    Lori Hash Scott

    I have a denim multi color tube quilt I need to finish. I will be happy to send photo of you are interested.

  17. Mathew Boudreaux
    Beverlee

    Beautiful. And I loved your commentary, not just the fantastic photos.

  18. Mathew Boudreaux
    Bobbi Shortlidge, Evanston iIllinois

    Today is my 77th birthday and I remember 71 years ago making pot holders on my 6th birthday with those loopers.when I got my first loom when I was 6 years old! Now I am a weaver and I am going to WEAVE all day today! You inspired me! I love your WOVEN DENIM! I weave denim yarns to make velvet! YOU have INSPIRED ME to WEAVE and create things today all day long. THANK YOU FOR YOR LOVELY WOVEN DENIM CREATIONS! I W as sad because this is my 2nd birthday with no party and no celebrating but hey! This is what I do and I am going to WEAVE ALL DAY TODAY and celebrate MY BIRTHDAY WEAVING VELVET AND WHATEVER… INDIGO EVERYTHING! THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WEAVINGS WITH ME AND INSPIRING ME TO WEAVE TODAY TOO ON MY 77th birthday!
    XO. Bobbi in Evanston, IL

  19. Mathew Boudreaux
    Gret

    Omg, I want one! You are very talented. You put together by love for basket weaving and my desire to have a denim quilt. Too bad that I can’t find someone willing to use my old jeans to make a quilt. . Keep up the great work and inspiration.
    GLO

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