Happy Spring Market- Secret Quilt

I can finally show the secret project I was working on last month!  Here is the quilt I made for AGF as part of a group of scrappy denim quilts for their Market booth.

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I was sent the denim and cotton scraps and left to my own devices.  I wanted to show how well the quilting cottons work with the AGF denim, so I decided on small patchwork sections set into a background of denim. The patchwork sections contain denim as well.

IMG_7564_2(There is one denim print that drove me crazy. Can you find it? It’s like a wonky checkerboard, and no matter how straight my piecing was, it still looked off!!  In the future, I would use that one for garments!)

I went with a thinner batting than normal and quilted it like crazy in order to make a thin quilt that I would use for a beach day.  AGF is based in Florida, so I just kept thinking about Florida beaches as I made this.

I used several shades of blue, white and yellow for the quilting. I love the quilting on this, but I did get more wonkyness on the patchwork sections than I wanted. I do like how the quilting creates almost a wave design on the denim sections. I would love to try this quilting design on a whole cloth denim quilt….. Someday!  Lol

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I pieced the backing from my scraps and made a scrappy binding. I wanted to really bring home that ‘casual beach weekend cottage’ feel by making it scrappy and unplanned.

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I had fun ripping and fraying the denim for the quilt’s label.  It reminded me of being a teen and cutting off and fraying my jeans into shorts when summer finally rolled around.

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If you are at Quilt Market and want to see it, you can go to the denim display at the AGF booth. It’s in a basket with several other denim scrap quilts!

Happy Sewing!  ~L

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15 comments

  1. Lovely job Lorinda! One of my little pipe dreams is to sew samples for a fabric company. I think it would be a fun challenge.

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      1. I have done a bit of pattern testing. I have decided to take on projects that really interest me vs testing everything I come across. These are long term goals, something to work towards.

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  2. Hi, I am a new follower and had to comment. What a lovely quilt…. loving the denim and cotton combo and great quilting too😀. Ab fab…. hugs from the UK xx

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  3. Hi Lorinda, I am a new follower.. what a great quilt, loving the denim and cotton combo. Fabulous quilting too. Hugs from the UK xx

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