RECYCLED DENIM QUILTED PILLOW
I love to quilt with denim, even though it's a little rowdy. I love all things indigo and denim is the most popular thing to be made with indigo. I made a quilt years ago with denim and gathered all types of vintage jeans to make it. I couldn't bare to throw out the scraps, so I kept them. I've made a few projects with them. I wanted to do try an improv quilt. I'm not an expert quilter, but I grew up around quilting and quilters. I love the idea of quilting without a pattern, and making decisions as I go. I really do think that the fabric likes to dictate where it goes. I frequently stop to asses the layout and evaluate the lights and darks happening.
The first step was sewing a few pieces together to make a block for the center. Then I added strips alternating from horizontal to vertical to build out the face of the pillow. I wanted to make sure that the lights, mediums, and darks were balanced and not touching each other. It's not as easy as it seems.
Then I cut out the batting and a back piece to start hand quilting. Here is the Link to the Batting after pinning it extensively I used sashiko thread to hand quilt it. I made large basting stitches along the seams to accentuate the pattern. Here is the Link to the Sashiko Thread I used the white thread.
After hand quilting I made an envelope back and put the insert in there.
Have you done any improv quilting or made a denim quilted project. Let me know in the comment section.