Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jeff's quilt

Last Fall when my Mom came over for coffee one day she brought an old pair of my brothers jeans and said "here you might do something with these". The "do something" is usually adding them to my stack(s) of jeans, for a project I'll get to later. This time I immediately had in mind a quilt for my brother based on past quilt designs I've sold in my shop. I cut up the jeans into 5" squares and since I have several boxes of pre-cut 5" squares and 2" strips the top was quickly put together. The back was from some plaid yardage and a blue men's shirt I recycled, plus a few framed squares left over from the front. Needless to say the completed top and back of this nap sized quilt sat around until a couple weeks ago when after getting the creative juices flowing again from making several quilted items I got the thing quilted. While sitting in front of the fire and watching tv last weekend I got the binding attached. Viola.....quilt done....not quite. Between work and family it took the rest of the week to get the belt loop stitched on and the tag personalized. At a family dinner at Mom's yesterday I gave my brother his quilt. He was surprised and so pleased....he hugged me....that's a big thing because my brother is not a hugger. As I watched my 2 sisters and Mom react I won't be surprised if they hand me some of their old jeans "to do something with".................





1 comment:

Cold Creek Brewing said...

Oh Lisa, this has me in tears!!! Jeff's quilt is GORGEOUS!!! He's such a sweetie, too...so I'm so happy that he has you to make him such a wonderful quilt so full of love. That is too cool that you got a hug from him! :) Tell him the "Reckless Driver" says Hi. :)