Friday, September 2, 2011

My Vacation Project -- A Quilt and Hot Pads Made from a Denim Shirt!

This is my entry in the Project Quilting Off Season Challenge - Catalog It! Your inspiration was to be from an ad.  

I was inspired by clothes ads.  Many times we thumb thru' catalogs and order clothes. Then they come in the mail and they don't fit us correctly.  They just hang in our closets. Since this has happened to just about everyone I know, I decided we could all relate!  

I was inspired to create a quilt from an unusable clothing item --- a denim shirt that didn't fit me!

#1  Cut the shirt ---- Up Cycle this Denim Shirt 
#2  The Process --- My Vacation Project Continues...
#3  The Binding --- A Fringie Raw Edge Binding
#4  Hot Pads --- Made from the Scraps
#5 Completed  Project --- This Post.
And Wordless Wednesday - Veggies on my Quilt

For my next "Up Cycling Quilt Project" I will be working with the blue patchwork shorts. I am planning to cut the shorts at an angle and create square blocks.  I will border with old denim shirts, not new fabric.  I plan to use all recycled fabric for this project.  

Would love to have you share your thoughts and ideas on recycling projects or Up cycling projects... creative recycling!
"Vacation Project #2" 
Have a great weekend!


This Post linked with:
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
2805 Potpourri Party
The Thrifty Groove - Thrifty Things Friday
Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party - Sundays
Sew Chatty: Made with Love Monday Linky Party 
Savvy Southern Style: WOW Us Wednesdays Oct. 12, 2011
Sew Stinkin Cute Linky Party Oct. 13, 2011
My Repurposed Life Catch as Catch Can#48-Oct. 13, 2011
Rockin Party - You Rock #5 -Oct. 13, 2011
Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Whoop Whoop Friday - Oct. 14, 2011
Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff - Oct. 12, 2011
Homemaker in Heels Weekend Craft Soiree and Blog Hop - Oct. 14, 2011
Canoe Ridge Creations - Sew Modern Monday - Oct. 17, 2011
Sew Happy Geek - Manic Monday Linky Party- Oct. 17, 2011
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - Oct. 18, 2011


Karen said...

I really like the way these have come up. They look great. Lots of contrast and texture. Lovely quilting. This has been a great idea.
I am also enjoying the water view behind you!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love how you fringed bound the edges of these - perfect with the denim scrap. Great projects.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Clever quilting!!!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Ok, so on that one hot pad you quilted little squiggly perfect. How in the world do you do that free motion??

Heather said...

These turned out great! I love the fringe border. I can't wait to see what you come up with for those shorts!

Chris Daly said...

Love it! I hope you get a chance to bring it to guild for show and tell.

Anonymous said...

neat quilt made from a shirt!

Deanna said...

The fringed border/binding is my favorite part!

Susan said...

Marcia your project is very pretty!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I love this project. The edging adds such a cute touch.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a really marvelous looking project! I like the inspiration and the use of the old items of clothing! Did you quilt it on your machine? It's so pretty.

Thank you so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. You make the party more fun and I appreciate you! Hope you will plan on joinging us every Friday!

Ellen said...

What a great project, and what a nice place to work on one. I sure miss my days of camping. Its a winner in my eyes.

Jordan McCollum said...

I love hos this turned out! I'm not a quilter, but my mom is—she might convert me yet, especially with the pieced fall table runner she posted this week.

Cherise said...

Very cute! What a clever idea! I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Have a marvelous day! :)

Diann said...

I love this Marcia! First you grabbed me the whole camping pictures! (big camping girl here). I love the denim and the edging on this. Girl, you have me wanting to stop working on the 455 thousand projects I have lined up and get to sewing! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!

Carmen said...

You had me at denim. I love any redo, refashion, reanything with denim. This is really cute.

Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off what you got this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @
RoCa and Company said...

What a creative use of old clothes, and it turned out beautifully.

Sarah Craig said...

Very very pretty! I'm eyeing my husband's closet much more closely these days, for sure, since I started seeing your upcycle projects! I love the fringed edge on these pieces, too. Whoop whoop!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love the way you put this together. The quilting design is pretty awesome!

Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I love recycled denim projects!
yours turned out great.
ps catching you this week