So after finishing the remodel, I decided I wasn't' going to put the tote of jeans away. Hopefully then I wouldn't forget about this project idea. And then life got crazy and we are all now homebodies . . . so what better time to dig in to the bucket of jeans right. And I even got the kids involved. We have been having fun cutting up all of their old jeans and remembering how small they once were. Oh, and side note, after a lot of trial and error, we found the easiest way to cut up jeans is to take out the back center seam first, and then cut down the two center leg seams. And once you get the cut started, most of the time you can just rip them along the seam. That was the kids favorite part!!
So then you have 4 main leg parts without seams that are easy to work with. But we quickly found that the circle ruler normally only fit on the back part of the leg as that was larger than the front part of the legs. But I didn't want to waste all of that denim. So can you guess where this went . . . Another quilt!!! Yup, I grabbed my 5" ruler and found it fit perfect on the front part of the leg, and how fun would it be to make a simple denim patchwork quilt as well ;)
So for the last few days, we have been working our way through the denim bucket and we now have a stack for Charming Circles and a stack for 5" squares. And the jeans are all gone. Now it's time to move to the rotary cutter. I am sure we won't have enough to make both quilts the size I want them, but it is great to get started. And the new plan is to cut up the jeans as they grow out of them, so I don't ever get a huge bucket stacked up again.
I am so excited for this new Long Term Project. It is going to be so much fun and I am thrilled at the idea of finally checking off not one but two, "To Make" quilts on my bucket list!!!!