Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Recycle, recycle....another stamped quilt

Do you have some old jeans and t-shirts kicking around? This quilt requires 5 pairs of old jeans and 10 old t-shirts. I made it for my hubby just before Christmas. You can see it with full instructions and sizes in the Aprils' edition of CRAFTS 'N THINGS!

I stamped all the alternating blocks of denim with the Fiery Floral Scrapblock....it has this wonderful urban grunge quality to it.

Here is another photo of it. I stamped in many different colors and tried to coordinate that with the old t-shirts I was using.
Quilts can easily cost HUNDREDS of dollars....this one didn't cost me a cent! My hubby and kids fight over it because it is large and lays nice and heavy against your body. Perfect to cozy up with!

Thanks for coming to look and I will get back to paper soon....you know I just can't stay away from fabric....it is a lot like patterned paper (very addictive!).

Enjoy your day!

10 comments:

{pam} said...

i would sooooo be fighting for this quilt too . . . LOL!!! it is simply AWESOME!!!!!

Sarah said...

Wowzer..Now that is amazing.

leenda said...

Whoa! That's too cool! And, what a smart way to recycle old jeans! My grandpa told me that the first dream you have under a brand new blanket would come true!

Wendalyn said...

This is great I bet its sooo warm. Now i wish i could sew on something other than cards... LOL

Wendalyn said...

I have a question if you see this. What kind of ink did you use on the denimn? Can it be washed? Again its gorgeous...

Sherrie said...

Wendalyn, I actually used acrylic paint that I mixed with a fabric medium. This way it stamped nice and bold but can wash without fading. We have washed it several times already and it looks great!

Don't feel shy about asking questions, I actually have a question/answer thingy on my side bar. Feel free to ask away there!

Stampmouse said...

this is awesome. I know my mom is storing old jeans to make some quilts with at sometime but its good to see it done and finished

reeree62 said...

This is so, so gorgeous!! I have saved jeans for years, planning to do something like this!

Tammey said...

I love denim quilts to begin with, but what you did with it is just amazing! This is beautiful!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, I think I will have to make one for next winter :)