First up is a November finish. Our quilt guild had a crayon challenge. Someone dumped a large box of Crayolas into a bag and we each randomly drew one crayon from it. We could use any hue of the color and only add white, gray, or black to it for our quilt.
I chose denim! I found three pairs of jeans in various stages of fading and used them for my quilt. I had lofty ideas of lots of flying geese in V formation switching out the leader, which our guild is ready to do. I actually made lots of geese, but then thought about sewing together all the super thick blocks and losing all the points and breaking needles trying to quilt it. I decided to go back to Modern Minimal and the Cobblestones quilt for inspiration.
This was my first attempt at improv quilting. I absolutely love Alissa Haight Carlton's comment about moving back and forth from machine to ironing board to cutting table over and over being a calorie burning experience!
The long edge pieces are from a pair of my husband's old leaf raking jeans. This year was their final. I love how you can see the fading and thinning at the knees.
I still wanted our guild to be represented in this quilt. We have lots of fun with the Lone Square pattern so I appliqued a pocket onto the back.
Because really, who doesn't need an extra place for snacks and treasures!
*The binding is a Cotton and Steel Basic in Jean Jacket! I donated a fat quarter of it to the prize pile for my entry into the challenge. I love our fun guild!