Because we have 5 kids we have lots of outgrown jeans. A long time ago I found a pattern online on a blog called “Blue Jeans and Flannel Shirts” (it has since disappeared). I started a quilt with the jeans and instead of flannel, I started using fabric with dog themes on them.
This is what it looks like right now. I just have a small piece done.
I decided that I wanted this quilt to have only dog fabric as the centers.
I have been collecting fat quarters and little bits of dog motif fabric for quite awhile now.
The top green one is my favorite right now. Today I worked on prepping old jeans so that I can cut out the circles.
The first step is to cut off the legs. These are all of the legs.
These are the tops of the jeans. I really like this one that is on the top of the pile. I am thinking I might turn it into a little purse.
After the legs are cut off, all the seams and hems need to be cut away.
I worked for about an hour and a half and finished cutting off the hems and seams of 11 pairs of jeans. These are ready for the circle to be cut. I am slowly cleaning out my cabinets and rediscovering half-finished projects – I am planning to slowly work my way through each of them.