Monday, November 28, 2011

A Blue Quilt for the Christmas Quilt Show!

My "Up cycled" Denim Quilt is my quilt entry for the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show.  Blue is my favorite color. I have blue quilts everywhere in my house from my kitchen table... to the sofa... to the beds!  I guess I would have to say I decorate everything with blue quilts!

This quilt has a washable wool batting in it to keep us cuddly warm this winter in Wisconsin.  
The wool batting is fluffier than a cotton batting so the batting puffs a little more than it would, if it were a thinner batting.  I like it!

I attached the binding with an all machine embroidery stitched binding, thus giving it a wispy finish to the edge of the quilt!
I cut up and "Up Cycled" these blue patchwork shorts and some old denim dresses and shirts to created this quilt.
The next post is the tutorial on how this quilt was created using the old denim clothes.  Many of you have seen it before as I posted a similar post back in early October, but this is the new and improved tutorial post that was featured at "Sew We Quilt" on November 11th.
The backing of my quilt is an extra wide backing fabric that I hand dyed pale blue.  It is nice and soft.
The quilting is a Two Color Ribbon Quilting with a Twist of flowers!
I wanted to take some new "full view" photos with my new camera this morning.  I spread the quilt out on the sofa and before I knew it I was taking pictures Gabby and Toby as they wanted to be in the pictures. First Gabby jumped up and poised for a picture.
Then Toby jumped up too!  He wanted his picture taken too.
I decided to cover up Gabby with my favorite denim quilt and...
...soon Toby was cuddling up beside her.


 My full view photos ended up being full view with a couple of dogs!  I guess I will have to be happy with that! 
Well, if this quilt isn't keeping my husband and I warm this winter, at least it will keep Gabby and Toby warm! 
 It is so nice and warm they just doze off...
You too, can link up a post with a Christmas Quilt for the SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show. Or just click on the link and hop over and check out the beautiful Christmas Quilts.


Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!


Marcia



My Blue Denim Tablescape - Dec. 6, 2011 at Lunch Looks Like a Quilt to Me Blog






Linked with: 
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Somewhat Simple: Strut Your Stuff - Dec. 8, 2011
Faith, Grace, and Crafts: Pearls and Lace Thursday - Dec. 8, 2011
Happy Quilting: TNT Thursday - Dec. 8, 2011
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Stuff and Nonsense: fridays unfolded - Dec. 9, 2011
Homemaker in Heels: Weekend Craft Soiree & Blog Hop - Dec. 10, 2011
Six Sisters' Stuff: Strut Your Stuff - Dec. 9, 2011
The Shady Porch: Rock 'N Share - Dec. 14, 2011
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday Treasures - Dec. 13, 2011
2805: Potpourri Party - Dec. 16, 2011

62 comments:

suemac said...

Love your quilt. It looks warm and cozy. Maybe not so great for a central texas winter that we have here. Love the pix with your dogs. So cute.

May Britt said...

It is a beautiful winterquilt.

Michele Hester said...

Love the cozy denim....those pups aren't spoiled are they?

Sandy said...

I can't even imagine how warm those would be!=) Thanks for sharing.=)

Nanbon44 said...

looks like a snuggle quilt for sure

Shay said...

Who would have thought upcycled demin could look so darn pretty! That quilting is da bomb!

Joanna said...

Your two little ones steal the show. Love your quilt and all of the neat details, especially the quilting. I'll check the tutorial. Thanks.

Snoodles said...

Love seeing this quilt...your quilting is awesome and the pups are so cute!

Sandra Kaye said...

I have been saving my kids jeans for years. One day I will make a jean quilt. I lOVE your fur babies. They are just to cute!! Hugs

Needled Mom said...

I love the blues and the wonderful quilting.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A great quilt revisited! Love blues and whites for decor during the season.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Beautiful work! I love the details in the quilting! I've been doing a lot with denim lately - makes such a nice quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It is such a cuddly cozy quilt, it's perfect for the show!

PatSloan said...

what a super quilt! i'm looking at guy quilts and this would be a graet one.. plus love your 'models'... thank you for sharing!

Sue Daurio said...

that is an awesome blue jean quilt. I love what you did with the shorts. And those two little cuties all cuddled up and snoozing!! What a great post.

Mishka said...

Your quilt is beautiful and your dogs are just precious.

sew.darn.quilt said...

A stunning quilt and that quilting is making me drool! Love your little friends, they have the right idea all snuggled in.

Carolyn

Mrs.Pickles said...

Love the quilt..but those darn little cutie pies steal the show... :)

Julimond said...

wonderful quilt and wonderful pets.

Wilma NC said...

Beautiful stuff.

Carrie P. said...

Before I saw your puppies wrapped up in the quilt I was thinking that it looks like one comfy quilt. I guess they are proof that it is.
Great quilt and I love the quilting on it.

maggie said...

What a cozy winter quilt! good job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful!! I love blue too, but this quilt is perfect. I love the quilting.

Lesley said...

Love the cozy blue, just perfect for cold winters!

Karen said...

I always love your quilts and obviously your dogs do too!

LynCC said...

Wow - you got some awesome, awesome shots of your fur friends! Keepers, for sure. Too cute. :)

Teresa said...

Love the quilting and who could resist your furry friends

nima said...

wow..lovely quilt

Quiltbenaco said...

Belle le trapunte blu!
Una grattatina a quei due cucciolini....
Ciao

QuiltSue said...

It's a great quilt, and the pups obviously love it!

Cheryl said...

I also love blue and your quilting is amazing.

Christine M said...

Love your quilt. Gabby and Toby are very cute too!

Jen said...

Oh, sweet babies in a quilt! There's nothing more cuddly than that. Great quilt!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love your blue denim quilt. Your puppies are adorable I have a five month old black schnauzer and he love to cuddle,yoo.

stichnRN said...

i love your fluffy batting. so many times denim quilts are so heavy they look flat. i love yours.

Janet said...

Wonderful quilt and your dogs are so cute! Thanks for adding the link to the tutorial - I had been trying to remember where I saw it.

thea said...

love the denim quilt. It is absolutely beautiful.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful quilt and gorgeous wee dogs. So cute.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Love that you upcycled something so utilitarian into something wonderful & warm. ☺ Happy FTF!

Michelle said...

Delightul quilt! (I've very partial to blue myself.) Your quilting is gorgeous. I'm always on the look out for new FMQ designs, and I love this one.

A couple of adorable quilt inspectors you have there! Glad to see they were taking the job seriously. Full test mode and all that.

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous denim quilt! When in college I inherited my grandmother's wool batting quilt. The warmest quilt I've ever had. Your puppies should be cozy all winter.

Mary said...

Denim is classic. Way to Up-cycle!

*Stitches* said...

Blue is my favorite too! What a wonderful snuggley quilt!!..love the photo of your dogs sleeping!! they have the right idea when it comes to snuggling!!

Mistea said...

The blues are perfect in your quilt.
So good to see your furry friends enjoying your beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing.

Kirsten's Cooking said...

they must be comfy to put those puppies to sleep so quickly!

thanks for sharing - have a great weekend!

Judi said...

nice! The quilting reminds me of the trail left by skiers on fresh snow :)

Michele said...

Lovely blue quilt! You have some cute helpers :-)

P. said...

It's beautiful! Great quilting, and I can only imagine the lovely warm weight of it on our cold Wisconsin winter days.

Marg said...

It's a lovely quilt, I always love seeing recycled denim. It must be very cozy for those very cute pups.

Kelli said...

Loving Gabby and Toby~ Gabby looks like she's protecting it from anyone sitting on it in that first pic. ;) I love denim and I'll bet it will sure keep you warm this winter. It's beautiful!

Heather said...

Oh my those dogs are so sweet. The quilt is great too.

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

Laurel said...

ah... i remember wisconsin winters! that sure looks cozy, and the quilting is beautiful.

Sally said...

I love denim quilts. Yours is especially great.
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╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

A blue quilt to take away the winter blues! Nice work.

Linda Dalton said...

Had to leave a comment because I LOVE this quilt! I am just like you and love blue too! This quilt really calls to me and I adore how you long armed it too! I am going to try this technique next time I throw one of my quilts up, I never thought of echoing a meander...it looks great! Nice job!~

Mary said...

Beautiful quilt in my favorite color! And the dogs add a darling touch.

Mary @ SeaQuilts

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love those cute little puppies :)

Doni said...

You are really quite amazing with all your quilting!!! Those shorts! What a great idea to use those to make such a beautiful quilt. I especially love the touches along the border...really sweet.
Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!! Your post and puppies are really sweet!
Blessings, Doni

Diann said...

This quilt is so pretty and looks so cozy! Love it Marcia! Thank you for sharing at TTF and I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing the season and your beautiful projects at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!