Several people guessed what the pattern would be. I saw it at this tutorial. I didn't particularly follow the directions, but used the general idea. It has no batting and is made from circles of recycled jeans with fabric inset.
Not MY jeans mind you...but someone's. I didn't want to do very small squares because of time limitations, so I had to go to the thrift store and buy the biggest jeans I could find. The sales people though I was crazy as I could literally fit in one leg of some of them. But I didn't want to pull off pockets and such and have them have changes in color.
The instructions recommended zig-zagging the edges but I really wanted the frayed denim edges. That means this quilt is by no means a study in perfect sewing. I washed it again after I was finished sewing and had to go back and re-sew the edges that frayed a little too much. I suspect the new owner may have to do that as well during it's lifetime.
But I like the rough-around-the-edges look. It feels like a great picnic blanket. And I think it will get better with age. Sorry I can't get it to your for possible 4th of July picnics. :(
So, "how do I win such a beauty?", you ask. Well, if you've never before commented on my site, you can't. Sorry to new readers! I'm not doing it that way to be elitist, but since it's a whole quilt I wanted it to be somebody who's not just passing through for a giveaway. Hopefully whoever gets it will really love it and use it.
But don't fret if you are a lurker. I have consolation prizes. There are two sets that come with: handmade zippered pouch, three fun, bright fat quarters, six 8 1/2" squares of recycled denim, and a little flower I crocheted (I didn't attach them to the pouches but that certainly might be cute). I will be givng one of these prizes randomly to someone who leaves a comment on this post and one to someone who has already left a comment on this previous post where I drew out all the lurkers.
My method for the grand prize selection is this:
1. Randomly pick a number between 1 and 106 (the number of posts before this)
2. Randomly pick a number between 1 and the number of comments on that post (comments left after now won't count)
3. Check to see if that commenter also entered by leaving a comment on THIS post
4. Repeat as necessary to find a winner
So, you have to leave a comment here to win. I won't be overly picky about what you say. If you want to be fun, you can send me your favorite cookie recipe. I'm particularly interested in finding a good shortbread-like sugar cookie recipe for big, thick cutouts. I bought the most amazing ones for Easter with a slightly lemon frosting that I'm hoping to re-create. I'll leave the contest open until Tuesday at midnight, just in case some of you are too occupied with the holiday.
AND....if you can be the first to tell me where I can buy PEACH colored raffia, I will make a special prize just for you. It has to be peach, not coral, or orange, or terra cotta, which I already have.
**** UPDATE: I should have mentioned I'm looking for synthetic raffia!
So good luck to you all.
You should know I appreciate all my readers so much. When I started this all a year ago I never knew how much fulfillment I would get from sharing with you and getting to know you too. A whole year....wow.
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