|Cutting 6" squares|
After laying out a pair of jeans we decided that a 6" square would be the best choice for size. It used most of the leg plus we were able to use some of the pockets and smaller holes. I was a little concerned when I cut the very first pair of jeans thinking that these girls were going to turn on the water works remembering when they wore them. It turns out that the first pair was a hand-me-down from Aimee to Angie and she wore that pair when we dropped Heather off at college her freshman year. Each of these pairs has/had a story to tell and the girls are quick to tell you. That's why these quilts mean so much to them.
Each of the girls took a job when assembling the quilts. Emily sewed, Heather double checked each of the squares because most of them ended up cut with scissors, Hannah cut apart each group of squares and too over to Angie who was ironing. Then Hannah took back to Emily the groups of squares. The girls did most of the work. I helped for a while just to get a good push. Within 4 hours they had the tops all put together.
Then came the tying...with the weight of the tops we just sandwiched everything and laid them out on the floor. Again, they each took a job and in no time they were done.
The quilt(s) before I put the binding on for them. They chose this funky flannel I had picked up a couple of years ago from JoAnn Fabrics on black Friday.
|Angie and Hannah|
|Emily and Heather|
Our girls with their finished quilts. Great job girls!!!! They are already saving squares to make their little sisters quilt too! Now Emily is trying to figure out how to recycle their barn shoes...I don't think so!!!!
These quilts took 1.5 yards for each of the backs and roughly .5 yards for each of the bindings. I used 3" strips for the binding.