Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I May Have A Scrap Problem... Some Wedge Play!

Hi, all!

Where did this week go?  It occurred to me yesterday that I still hadn't had a chance to work on my crescent quilt, so I dropped everything and pulled it out!  If you'll remember, my May challenge was to work with repurposing denim from old jeans.  The background of this quilt is made from large rectangular pieces cut from the front and back legs of jeans, and is gradated by color, from light at the top to dark at the bottom.  The crescents are made from a Make Life bundle I've had hanging around for a few years, and the pattern is by Christina Cameli in her book Wedge Quilt Workshop.

Because of the denim background, it's too heavy to hang on my design wall, so I laid it out on the den floor and pinned the crescents on...


Oh, it's going to be so pretty!  I tried laying it out the way Christina suggested in her book, from the top down, but I think I may work with it again starting from the bottom - I think that might work a little better.  


As you can see, the arcs are slightly longer than the bottom of the quilt, so I think it will work better from the bottom up.  I also want to try marking the horizontal line at the top of the arcs to be sure they are straight.  But I'm really pleased with the way this looks!


I'm also considering how I want to quilt this.  I'd like to do something special with it, but I'm sure a lot of it will depend on how well Jolene (my long arm machine) likes that heavy denim!


On another front, I had the pleasure of quilting a couple of pretty scrappy quilts this week, made by Rita the Scrap Queen (a fellow church quilt ministry member)...


We're trying to use up our scraps at church, too, but I'm afraid it's a losing battle there.  If you're ever in the area and want to stop by and pick up some scraps, just let me know!  We have PLENTY!!

So that's my scrappy week.  What have YOU been working on this week?

Hugs!

Sarah

18 comments:

  1. The way you have used the shades of denim, and the arcs, wonderful altogether. From the bottom up, I like that way.

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  2. I like how the arc make the quilt so bright. I worked on a commission quilt with denim jeans from the client's sons plus some other denim items. The stretchiness of the newer denim was a real challenge to quilt. The vintage denim sewed like a charm. I learned so much about the changes manufacturers have made with denim. Hope your quilt will quilt out easily. Happy Stitching D. Weeks (aka Momma Llama)

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  3. Your denim quilt looks so lovely but denim quilts are heavy. Don't use a very thick batting.

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  4. Your denim quilt is beautiful! The scrap quilts are charming and good use of fabric! I'm convinced they multiply at night when we're asleep!

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  5. your brave to try denim! I would think it would be so thick to try to quilt - I hope you do not break any needles but looking forward to see how it turns out. Did you press your seams open to lessen the thickness?

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  6. i don't think anyone wins the scrap war...ever...LOL

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  7. I want to know how you are going to applique the arcs down on the denim. It is going to be a fantastic quilt!

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  8. Great job with the wedges. Like that we've both been playing with gradation. Funny how those scraps seem to multiply no matter how many quilts you make.

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  9. I just love those wedges on the jeans!

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  10. I can’t wait to see the wedge quilt finished. I worked on a coiled rope tote bag using batik scraps. Didn’t make a dent in the scrap bin!

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  11. I, also, can't wait to see your denim quilt done!!! It is going to be a stunner.

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  12. Thanks for showing the progress on your denim wedge quilt. The fabrics you chose really compliment the denim. I haven't tried to quilt denim on my long arm. That will be interesting. I really like this quilt.

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  13. Can't express how much I love that denim quilt. It is SEW wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!!!

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  14. What an interesting quilt design. I don't think I've ever seen arcs done that way... kind of like a clamshell. I think your long arm should handle the denim pretty well. Make sure you use a bigger needle if possible. Although those arcs just scream for you to put some beautiful quilting in each area, it might make the quilt even stiffer. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do! (Hey, there's always tying!

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  15. I love this design and especially on the denim! Can hardly wait to see how you quilt it!

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  16. Love, love, love the fade you've done with your denims! This is going to be one awesome quilt!!!

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  17. Looks great. LOVE the gradation of the denim pieces.

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