2) My daughters helped me make it. I would sew one line in each of the squares (to make half of the “X” in the middle) and one daugter (7) would sew the other line on my old singer machine. Then, my other daughter (5) would cut the thread holding the chain-pieced pieces together.
No, it is not the prettiest quilt I have made, but knowing that I made it with my girls to help someone makes it probably one of my favorites. After 2 times in the wash, and a lot of lint removing, we rolled it up and shipped it out. May you be well used, scrappy quilt.
These are my jean quilts. The first quilt is a twin size quilt, made from 6.5 x 6.5 inch pieces of my husband’s jeans, my dad’s jeans, and my jeans, resulting in 6 inch squares. I didn’t know how I wanted to quilt this top to the flannel patriotic star backing, so I chose to tie it, even though I didn’t have a quilting frame. All I did was lay the flannel upside down flat on the ground and place the jean quilt right side up on top of it. Then, carefully, I started from the middle and tied the yarn in the center of each square. It worked, and it is my husband’s favorite quilt.
The second quilt is my first of many rag quilts. I used the extra pieces from my jean quilt and the extra pieces of the star flannel backing to make this scrap quilt. The thread on the jean side is yellow, and the thread on the flannel side is red. This quilt, which is no larger than 3 feet by 3.5 feet, is our picnic quilt and has a permanent place in the back of my car. I made many baby flannel rag quilts (about 9), but I donated them to a local children’s hospital, so I have no pictures of them. So, we will count all of those rag quilts as being quilt #8.
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