Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dear Jane update

Another two weeks of Dear Jane blocks are done.  I am still behind but am catching up slowly

Week 17

Week 18

Many weeks left to go!!!

Upcycle Thursday

Today I have found an idea to use up all those seams that get cut from jeans when making a denim quilt.  Instead of sending them to the landfill why not try this.

make coasters or hot mats from them!!! 
you can find the instructions at the link below

This morning I thought that I would try this.  So I pulled out a pair of jeans from my fabric pile and was just about to cut them up when I realized that there was nothing wrong with the jeans and they looked pretty new.  Oops!!  They were my dh jeans just waiting for a new button.  Oh well,  I will have to find some other jeans to use.

Another link that has great recycled denim ideas here .

Happy recycling!!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Dear Jane

Finally got back to doing some of the Dear Jane blocks.  We should be working on week 27 this week but we are falling a bit behind - Sometimes life just gets in the way!!

 week 15
week 16

Design wall Monday!

I have had these 4 squares on the wall for a couple of weeks and I will finally getting around to working on it this week.  It is one more of the quilts that I am making for birthdays this year.  It is made from the leftover shirt fabric from another quilt I finished in April.  It is an interesting "arrow" block that has a white space in the middle that would be great for a signatures.  It is quite simple to do but cutting old clothing is quite time consuming.