I am not a quilter and I don't really know a lot about sewing. In Colombia we do not quilt. Just because of the weather I guess. It does get cold and sometimes it freezes for a couple of hours during the winter time, but never like in Utah.
When I came to the USA seven years ago I was fascinated with the lovely quilts I saw around and looked for something "simple" I could make. I set for a denim quilt made with my husband's discarded denim pants. I collected them over the years and last year the project started. Many many pants later I had a LOT of 8 x 8 squares. The quilt references said I needed 13 x 15 squares 195 of them! Slowly I serged them together and ran out of pants. My friend Kristine collected some more for me.
I did not want batting in it, it is heavy enough without any. Finding the fabric for the back was another adventure. I settled for a king size flannel sheet. Then I sewed the two big pieces together and turned it inside out. When I went to stretch it out to baste it I found out I needed a frame or something to pull it taut. Knowing I would not get a frame that size I called around and found they would do it at the Sew and Save store. Away it went and four weeks later here it is:
It might not be a work of art but it was a lot of work! It is heavy and warm. Funny thing is that not until last night I realized how big it really is. I have a hard time picturing inches, feet and yards in my head. 91 x 105 inches to me really did not say a lot. Last night when I put it on the bed I realized it is HUGE! So there it is. Will I make a more artistic one? Probably not or who knows, I might.
Here is a picture of command central
The chair is blocking the view of computer number two and the stacks of books. Yeap I work with two computers at the same time. You can see fiber, books, computers, on the far left my Roberta spinning wheel. That one I have handy and use for plying. I ply while I read. Also note the bump of ready to spin Indigo dyed fiber right by the mouse. I am sure my scientist friends would never understand how I can have piles of data mining, data modeling, etc books and papers intermingled with fiber! It keeps me sane I tell them.