Tuesday, February 10, 2009

1st "Three or More" Tuesday & The WINNER IS Announced!

OK...I'm out of breath... Today is a big day for me... It's my first "Three or More Tuesday, hosted by Tam at "The Gypsy's Corner"...please make sure you visit her site to enjoy all other participants! Glad to be participating today Tam! ;) My post will cover both Three or More...and, Thus, enters my pile of (3 or more) pair of jeans either too small, too big..or just trashed with holes, etc... I also have thrown in old dresses from my daughter, a flannel nightie, and a scrap piece of dark navy polyester velvet. (not seen in this pic)
A friend shared what she was doing with her old jeans with a pic and how/to from the Internet. She was making a patchwork quilt...so, my Dad had passed away and my sons just missed him so, as I did. I asked my mom if I could have all his old jeans., and I took my sons old jeans...and any extra throw away outfits and made two quilt type blankets. One was a duvet with a flannel backing, the other is what you'll see in this post...a Patchwork Coverlet (king size)

All you need for this is good heavy duty scissors, cut out a cardboard pattern of the size you want your squares to be, thread, and a sewing machine. Oh, also a good back for long periods of sewing. (haha!) I used everything from the jeans, even the pockets...
And, this one even opens up to hold throat lozenges for when they're sick! Or a late night snack, (non melting of course)
A close up of how cool the different squares look with their frayed edges. What you do is sew all the patches together after you've cut out all your squares with your cardboard pattern. Make seams about 5/8" deep. You then clip all the seams about 1/4" deep and about 1/4" apart from each other once quilt is completed. Then, you launder it so the edges will fray.
And the final results are.....my Treasure for my son that has both his Grandpa's jeans and his...together forever, just like he will be in his heart forever too! ;)
I even used some cool "trashed" logos from other things my son had in his stash to trash to sew on here and there. I even included denim shirts in this quilt. Click on the pic to see the cool Tommy Hillfiger logo that I sewed on the bottom right hand corner of the coverlet.
That's it for my share today...but, wait...let me tell you who WON my FIRST GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE!
Last Friday & Saturday on both days posts I was offering for anyone that could guess the pair of eyes I had included in those posts that their names would go into a hat and a name would be drawn for the winner. Well, from "Somedays are Diamonds" , Karen, from CA, is my winner! Please check out her cool blog... Your gift is in the mail and should arrive in time for Sweethearts Day! Congratulations Karen, and thanks to all who had fun guessing that it was a FURBY! (See pic of it posted on my sidebar) Check out what she won:
Until tomorrow when we all share our Outdoor Wednesday & Rose Wednesday shares...

~Au Revoir

~CC Catherine

26 comments:

marty39 said...

The bedspread looks amazing. You did a fabulous job. Great use of old jeans, and perfect for a boy. Hugs, Marty

Neabear said...

This is a great Three or More post. I love how the quilt turned out. So special for your son. You did an awesome job on it.

Karen said...

Wow. That's neat. I love that idea and am going to tuck it away, you never know how or when that might come in handy for a project.
Great job! HAGD karen

Lynda said...

Good Morning, Catherine!
I can see that talent runs in your wonderful family! What a lovely quilt, and the sentiment behind it has me teary-eyed. I've been wanting to make this kind of quilt, and I even have squares cut out...I think I can actually take on this kind of quilting! lol!

I'm sure your son will love his quilt for years to come.

Olive Rue said...

That quilt is so pretty. I bet it took some time to make too. Jeans are great!

When you get a min, look at Susan's sidebar over at @ Naps On The Front Porch. She is hosting a ladies luncheon on Sat, March 2 at La Madeline's in Marietta. I'm going. I hope you can make it too.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I LOVE that quilt! I should save my grandsons old jeans...thanks for the idea! Happy 3 or More Tuesday & congrats to the winner!

ceekay said...

Love the quilt and boy, I didn't think that was a furby!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

CC, I love that spread! What a neat idea! So cute and clever!

Congratulations to your winner. That's a nice giveaway!

Happy 3 or More Tuesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cass said...

What a great quilt for your son! Excellent use of "trash!" I love it. Cass

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That quilt is just fabulous!
Congrats to Karen on her win!

ellen b said...

CC! That Blue jean quilt is just fabulous. What a special treasure!!
I had to chuckle at the "all you'll need are heavy duty scissors" part. I'd need a whole lot more help than those scissors. I'm not the greatest with needle and thread but I sure appreciate the patience of those who create these lovely items!! Blessings...

Raggedy Girl said...

I made a quilt like this, in fact I think it was one of my first and my hubby appropraited it to cover the seat in his old Ford truck. I haven't thought about it in years.
Roberta Anne

Susan said...

Love what you did with the jeans! My daughter would love it on her bed!

Have a great day!

Susan

Shelia said...

Oh, Catherine! This is so wonderful! It looks spectacular and just what a lad needs. More special is the jeans belonged to him and grandpa! This is such a loving thing to do!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sit-N-Chat said...

The bond between the Granddad and Grandson is so special. The quilt will belong to someone who loved someone else as long as this earth is here. Then, we can all be together in Heaven with greater joys unfolding every day. WOW!!!!!!

Jennifer

The Masked Mommy said...

I love this quilt! My favorite part is the inclusion of some pockets. My mom made a quilt similar to this, but without the frayed edges. But I love this idea!

prof en retraite said...

Oh CC...You have the best ideas for saving memories and sharing them with your family! I love this! And...it's cool, too! And congrats to the winner! Who knew it was a Furby...well, not me!!!...Debbie

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

I just love your quilt.....believe it or not ... I have had one started for over a year now. I just can't seem to get it finished. One day I will suprise everyone (including myself) and finish it.

Here is one thing I did with old blue jean pockets.
http://athomewithterryanddennis.blogspot.com/2008/12/gift-card-holders.html

Rose Haven said...

I'm lovin' the bedspread!! How ingenious!

;-)

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, I love the quilt. It looks just beautiful, and more important is the meaning behind it. You are SO talented. I'm so NOT crafty or seamstressy or any of those things, you are really blessed to have this talent. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas. And congrats to your giveaway winner - a furbee? Never would have guessed that in a millions years. Kathy

Carrie said...

This jeans quilt/bedspread is fabulous...the design is just great.

Blondie's Journal said...

Catherine,

This was such a sweet & sentimental project. The beautiful quilt shows all the love, talent and time you put into it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, you are a sweetheart!

xoxo
Jane

Bo said...

Congratulations to your winner Karen...and congratulations to you for such a genius idea! ;-) Bo

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Catherine - thank you so much for joining 'Three Or More', your post is just perfect. Your jeans coverlet is amazing!!!!! What a great way to recycle and create something so pretty. You just gave me an idea for throw pillows for our family/game room. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

carolinajewel said...

What a great idea for a quilt/spread! Love the sentimental value also! Congrats to the winner of your give-away! :D Jewel

Cynthia said...

CC,
You never cease to amaze me! Your so creative and talented. My mom made a quilt like that for my son. Cindy