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?