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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