Friday, April 12, 2013

Recycled Denim Pillow

And we thought it was spring.  Three nights of freezing temperatures this week found us trying to keep the garden under cover (including the bunnies).  Everything seems to be doing alright with the exception of a wall hydrant that had a hose still hooked up to it.  Don't worry, I know a good plumber...lol

After cutting up milk jugs to go over the plants in the garden, I was in a recycling mood.  I dug in my stash of garage sale clothes and cut up an old pair of jeans to make a pillow for a Friday finish.



There were eight 5" charm squares in red left from a charm exchange last year to make sixteen 4 1/2" half square triangles.  I arranged the squares until I found a pleasing pattern and pieced them together.  I'm still practicing different free motion quilting designs and used a few on the quilting.  I used red piping for the edge and a envelope back for easy washing.  The pillow is 16 inches.

From old jeans to a pretty pillow
In other news, look what came in the mail this week.  Bracelets!!  My sister-in-law has an Etsy shop called RosieBlueBell where these are available.  I have very small wrists and she made these to order.  I just love the beads and buttons.

Handmade bracelets from RosieBlueBell


And finally, the bunnies survived the cold.  We thought there was 3.  Hubby told me there is 5.  Today I counted 6.  They are multiplying and growing, but they still live in my garden.  Only now they are protected with straw thanks to hubby.

Our pet bunnies..ugh
Have a great weekend,

9 comments:

Glinda ♥ said...

Love your pillow, Carla :) Spring MUST come soon, hey? Bless you for looking after the bunnies, sooooooo sweet :)

Emily said...

Your recycled jean pillow is really nice. I love the weight jean gives. I've made a few jean quilts myself.

Muv said...

Hello Carla,

The red and white is perfect with the denim blue. Such a pretty cushion!

Love from England,
Muv

Whitney said...

way to use up not only your scraps but your recycleables as well(is that even a word?) great project!

Julie said...

I love the pillow! What a great idea to use up and old pair of jeans. What it crazy hard to quilt or sew with?

Carla said...

You have plants out already? I put out a few lettuces but that's it. It was cold and windy today ; (

LAQuilts said...

Your pillow is so cute.

Needled Mom said...

I like that pillow. Great job recycling!

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Cute pillow!

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