Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Denim Quilt

Many an evening in December found Leah with her quilt in her lap hand sewing the binding around the edges. And now . . . it is finished!

She also made the afghan at the foot of the bed

She did a great job making her first quilt, and it turned out so nice. It's also really soft and warm, and surprisingly, isn't terribly heavy. Already we're looking forward to making another one or two out of the rest of our denim scraps!

37 comments:

  1. Great job, Leah! It looks so nice with your pillow and rug. Your afghan is pretty too! :-)

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  2. How beautiful! :) I really like the colors she used.

    In Christ,
    Mikailah~

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  3. Good job Leah! Your quilt reminded me so much of my sister's quilt. Hers is almost exactly like yours except it's lighter shade of blues, has more white squares in it, and it's a different type of fabric, not denim.

    I love the pillows on your bed. It's so pretty! Who made them?

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  4. Well, that does it. If you tell us that she also wove the rug by her bed, I will just have to hire Leah to redecorate our whole house! And you, Sarah, can sew all of our clothes, refinish our furniture, and plan our garden!:-)

    Awesome job, Leah. I can see that you do not waste your evenings with mindless TV, that's for sure!

    ~ Betsy

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  5. Leah's quilt is so pretty! My dream is to make a quilt for my bed and to make one for my son and daughter to take with them when they have their own homes someday. Thank You for sharing Leah's quilt and afghan with us. You both are such talented seamstresses.

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  6. This is lovely, thanks for sharing a photo! That must have been a lot of sewing :)... what a special thing to do during the cold months. Did you have snow in December?
    I've never seen snow before, but it must be lovely - though so cold!

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  7. Ahh...that's really pretty! Please tell Leah for me, that it turned out wonderful and that she did a *great* job on it!

    As always, thanks for sharing the picture...it's always fun to see a new post on your blog and especially when they have pictures :)

    Blessings, my friend!
    Bethany

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  8. Hello Sarah and Leah,

    I came across your blog recently, and I really love it :), especially your love for the simple and most of all your love for Jesus!

    This quilt is beautiful! It must have taken a lot of effort and hard-work to do this, especially to have it so accurate. The afghan is also lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    In Christ's love,
    ~Joy @ joy-live4jesus.blogspot.com

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  9. How fresh and pretty that looks. All the furnishings go so beautifully together , especially the lovely pillow....did Leah make that also?

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  10. Good job, Leah! The different shades of blue look so nice together.

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  11. my gracious it's beautiful!

    ...
    love the adelyn pics.
    look how big she is!

    and congratulations on your kids!!!

    ...btw
    have you ever made a denim skirt out of jeans?
    i just cut up two pair and am a little nervous to start.

    if you have, would you consider a tutorial on this?

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  12. Oh! It is so pretty (and the afghan)! I am starting to learn how to quit and I hope I can make a quit as lovely as Leah's one day:)

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  13. Thank you everyone for your kind comments! Leah appreciated each one of them! :)

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  14. Thank you for your sweet comment, Mrs. Anne!

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  15. I like them as well, Mikailah. :) So many different shades of blue!

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  16. Your sister’s quilt sounds really nice, Leah! Of course, I’m rather partial to blue quilts since that is my favorite color. :) The pillow on her bed on the left was made by one of my Dad’s cousins, and the other one came with a quilt set that we got at Walmart quite a few years ago.

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  17. We both got a laugh out of your comment, Betsy! Thank you for brightening up our day with that! To set your mind at ease, no, she didn’t make the rug. :) We would like to learn how to make braided rugs sometime, though!

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  18. That would be so special for you to make your own quilt and then one for your son and daughter as well, Lisa! I hope that works out very well for you.

    Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! And you’re welcome for sharing. :)

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  19. You’re welcome, Maddy! It was a lot of sewing, but perseverance paid off! She was glad, though, when the last stitch was finally in. :)

    We had a bit of snow in December . . . only about an inch and then another inch or so about a week ago. Our winter has been rather mild . . . not like last year when we had a blizzard and got around 2 feet of snow! It is very beautiful, but yes, cold, too!

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  20. I agree, Bethany! And I told her what you shared, and she got a bit smile on her face and said that was nice of you to say. :) She appreciated it!

    You’re welcome for sharing, and I am glad that you enjoyed it!

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  21. Welcome to my blog, Joy, and thank you for your kind comment! I am so glad you stopped by. And I look forward to visiting yours!

    It did take quite a bit of hard-work to make the quilt . . . which makes it all the more satisfying when a project like that is finally finished. You’re welcome for sharing, and thank you again for your comment!

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  22. Thank you for your comment, Suze!

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  23. Thank you, Elizabeth! It was neat to see how the quilt seemed to fit so well with everything else. No, Leah didn’t make the pillow . . . it was one that came with a store-bought set that we got at Wal-Mart.

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  24. Thank you for your comment, Our Cross-stitching Home! And yes, it is a perfect time of year for a new quilt. :)

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  25. Thank you for your comment, Elizabeth! I thought the shades of blue went really well together, too . . . she did a great job getting it all laid out!

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  26. Thank you for your sweet comment, Amanda!

    I have made a child's denim skirt out of jeans before, but it has been quite awhile and I am afraid I am not very adept at it. I don’t think a tutorial from me on it would be terribly helpful! Perhaps you could find one by looking online? That is where I figured out how to make my first one. I am sorry I can’t be more of a help to you with this. I hope it goes very well for you, and I look forward to seeing the finished result! I know you’ll do a great job. :)

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  27. Thank you, Desiree, for your kind comment! I think so, too. :)

    That is wonderful that you are learning how to quilt! With how talented you are with sewing, I know that you will do very well with it. Have fun!

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  28. I love Leah's quilt--and it's such a useful way to use up scraps!

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  29. The quilt turned out beautifully, Leah! Wonderful job! I am sure you will enjoy using your quilt now :) (The afghan is lovely, too!)

    Sarah, thank you for posting about Leah's quilt and for the pictures you have shared (both this one, and the ones in the past). I always enjoy hearing about you and Leah's project...especially since I don't have time to work on any these days, it's fun to see what others are doing.

    I am thinking of making a skirt out of a pair of jeans sometime soon :) I'll have to let you know how it goes.

    Blessings to you, my friend!
    Amy

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  30. Very pretty! I love the color blue.

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  31. What a beautiful quilt! :o) I have thought about making a denim apron from denim squares. I would guess it would make a good work apron and gardening apron. Is Leah going to be making anything else with denim squares now that her quilt is finished? :o)

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  32. I do as well, Joy! It's amazing what can be made out of a pile of scraps . . . we have so many of them, that we are looking forward to making more quilts like this!

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  33. I will pass your sweet comment on to her, Amy! She is enjoying using it. :) Especially since it is so warm on these cold nights!

    I am glad that you enjoyed seeing the photo as well as the other posts about the projects and things we are working on. Like you, I always enjoy seeing what projects others are doing!

    Hope it goes well for you making a skirt out of a pair of jeans! I look forward to hearing about that.

    Blessings to you as well!

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  34. Thank you for your comment, Emily! I really like the color blue as well . . . it is my favorite!

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  35. I would agree, Nabila! It turned out so nice. That is an interesting idea about making an apron out of denim squares. If you do so, you'll have to post about it as I would really like to see it! Out of the denim squares that are left, we're thinking of making another quilt like this one. I think I remember her also mentioning that she might make a pillow, too. We'll just have to see! :)

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)