by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Nov 2022

My son wanted a heavy quilt and since he is 6 foot 5 his request was for a 7x8 foot size. I collected old Jeans and cut them into 10" blocks, used a light batting and backed the blocks with Flannel. Well believe me, it is heavy and my arthritis said "Never again". I delivered it yesterday and he was super excited about it.

We forgot to take a picture of the back so I am including the first 5 rows as they were on the design wall. By using the quilt as you go method this heavy project was manageable.

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by anitapatch 28 Nov 2022

lovelñy quilt

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 29 Nov 2022

Thank you

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by brendalea 19 Nov 2022

Very lovely quilt, my favor fabric, Thank you for also showing the back.
Happy Stitching

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 29 Nov 2022

Thank you. I had wanted to take a picture of the whole back, but forgot.

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by hightechgrammy 17 Nov 2022

Angie, you did a beautiful job, love how straight you got your plaids. This must have weighed a ton! I have only made lap quilts out of denim and they are hard to work with with all that weight. NICE work!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 18 Nov 2022

Thank you. It did weigh a ton and throughout the process and sewing, I needed to support the quilt, otherwise my sewing machine would complain.

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by dlonnahawkins 14 Nov 2022

Great job. I know what your mean with hands hurting. After doing my granddaughter's quilt my hands hurt so bad. I doubt I ever make another larger quilt. But hubby and grandson are both tall and would probably appreciate a longer quilt. I am sure your son is appreciative.

I couldn't use a heavy quilt. But Florida is warm - most of the time, and it is hard for me to sleep under quilts. My husband was from West Virginia, and he says he remembers waking up so sore when it was colder weather because of the weight of the multiple quilts they slept under. LOL

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you for your comment. I myself do not like heavy covers. Love my down feather covers. They do well all year around.

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by pennifold 14 Nov 2022

Great work Angie, and I love the fact that it can be reversible! I'm sure he was thrilled with it.
I have light quilts, not heavy ones for me, Trevor loves heavy quilts, as he's a cold frog, but for me, it doesn't get that cold here in Newcastle. Love Chris

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thanks Chris. I thought the jean material would be scratchy and the flannel gave it softness and warmth.

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by rescuer Moderator 13 Nov 2022

I love this!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thanks 😊

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by 02kar Moderator 13 Nov 2022

What a beautiful labor of love you have created. I have no doubt he thanks you every night as he falls asleep. I hope you manage to recover quickly. I'm sure you were very happy to hand it to your son so your muscles can recover.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Now with it getting cold arthritis kicked in, and handling the weight while sewing did not help. I am glad it is done and I like the result.

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by toogie 13 Nov 2022

I’m like your son. I like a little heaviness to sleep under. This should keep him snug and warm. Nice job and I love those plaids.

I know all about handling heavy denim too. After I made a queen with denim, I too said ‘never again’. I have made smaller throw size with denim but do hope never to make another big bed quilt with it.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Having to support the weight, as the quilt grew, made my shoulders hurt.

toogie by toogie 14 Nov 2022

I can well understand you. Just the old weather makes my recently mended shoulder hurt. I have quilted a quilt since my break but had to have frequent rest periods. Thankfully we do get them finished.🥴

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by jrob Moderator 13 Nov 2022

That is lovely and he will feel tightly held by you every time he slips underneath it.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you. I hope so. 😊

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by noah 13 Nov 2022

Wow what a beauty :):)Love it .

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thanks.

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by graceandham 13 Nov 2022

You must love him a lot! Nicely done.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

I do. He is my oldest and the recipient of one of my kidneys.

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by asterixsew Moderator 13 Nov 2022

What a great quilt

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you. My sewing machine and I are recuperating

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by gerryvb 13 Nov 2022

you sure did a great job, heavy but worth it. I can imagine he loves it and is very proud to have a creative mom like you❤️😘

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you. Yes he does love the quilt. Stitched all his grandchildren's names on the quilt plus his dogs names

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by dailylaundry 13 Nov 2022

Wow, this is totally awesome!! Oh, the things we do for our kiddos! Just imagine how comfortable he will sleep under this beautiful quilt!! Hugs to you and your son, Laura

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you. You are right. I do not think I would do this for anyone else. Hugs 😊

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by sewdeb 13 Nov 2022

What a fabulous quilt! No wonder your son loves it! I especially love the way you "broke up" the plain denim blocks with those splashes of color! Great idea!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 14 Nov 2022

Thank you.

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