Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Denim quilt and thank you

 Huge thank you to Brenda for the lovely candy I won from her blog. I can't wait to have a play with these   dies and the card is just beautiful. Below you can see what I have been working on today.
 I bought some large jeans from Cat Protection charity shop in Cambridge a while back as they were only 50p each! Used my Sizzix 8 inch square die to cut the squares of denim. Used the Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Florals die and the Sizzix Cat #2 Bigz for the appliqué. The red rose fabric used for the cats and the backing fabric were both bought over nine years ago, so it's great to finally used them. 
 Once I cut the denim squares I added the image using heat'n'bond and then free machined around the edges. When all the squares were sewn together (I used a denim needle) the backing fabric was put face down and sewn, leaving a gap for turning. Once turned right side out, the edge was top-stitched. The arrangement and finish is not perfect but I am so pleased with this project and it will be perfect for using in the garden in summer.
Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting.
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 Sew Much Ado
You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked.
Psalm 12:7


Netty said...

congratulations on your win Anesha. I love your beautiful quilt, so clever, Annette x

brenda said...

Fabulous quilt Anesha and pleased the dies arrived and hope you find them useful.

B x

Josie said...

It looks perfect to me Anesha and it features cats, what's not to adore?! I love the choice of denim, nice and hard wearing for the garden. You'll get years of pleasure from this gorgeous quilt.

Tamago said...

Your denim quilt is gorgeous!! I love the squares with dark and light colors combined. Kitty and flower look very cute together :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So cute! I've never actually seen a denim quilt before. I didn't even know you could quilt with denim. Great job! Love the decals :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab quilt Anesha, I love the denim and red cutouts..they work really well together. Great Idea!
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fabulous quilt and the material was a great find, super idea to use dies for the shapes. Congrats on winning the great candy from Brenda who is very generous. Enjoy the rest of the week, I hope Skipper ears are healing. Archie is still throwing up but at least it's no longer a problem at the other end :) Cheers, Shirleyx

Anneke said...

what a fabuleus quilt Anesha and i love the pattern and the cats on it.
great work as always.
hugs from Ann

Catherine said...

What a fun little blanket - so cute!
xo Catherine

Linda R said...

Your are so creative my friend. I LOVE this..


Beryl said...

Congratulations on winning some candy from Brenda Anesha - and I see you got one of her gorgeous crwtions too.
Fab quilt - and such a great way to use up those old jeans.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Anesha, its lovely and really like the cats appliqué.

Stef H said...

what a fabulous quilt! you just keep amazing me! lucky lady and congrats on that fabulous win!!! hope your weather is wonderful. i think we got the last of the snow. we're heading for a warm up (50s). don't know what's worse... all that snow or all that mud! ugh! i'm never happy - LOL.

Faye said...

I love your quilt, Anesha! The colors are bright and cheerful. That cat die cut is so cute.

Shirley said...

It's really pretty and so useful with the jean material too! Like the liner too!