I LOVE FINISHES!!!
And one of these has quite a story::
The story begins in NORTH CAROLINA - when I lived there, our Linus Quilt group was given enormous quantities of denim by Cone Mills . Cone is a long-time NC textile mill. It was all legs of jeans - just legs... with side seams and hems at the top and bottom of the legs, and a big metal ring in it to hang it up. Turns out they make up legs in all the various colors of denim to use when they are selling their products - and then later they discard all those legs - so we got boxes and boxes of legs... I took home FOUR GIGANTIC BOXES of legs!!!!
So, not long after, I moved - and moved four boxes of denim legs - to New York! While we lived there, I cut all the legs up, discarding the hems, and made lovely 6 1/2 inch strips, with the side seam down the center of the strips... yummy for quilts. So now it was only THREE BINS of strips of legs!!!
..... and I made 4-5 quilts using that denim, mixed with other fabrics to keep the quilts moderate weight.
Well - then we moved to CALIFORNIA - and the denim came west...and now this quilt has emerged from the denim bins... to be donated to the local guild - perfect for a teen.. (oh my, there's plenty of denim left - I better get busy) . I truly think I can make denim quilts for another 20 years before I run out - but oh they are so very warm and snuggly, and rough and tumble for daily use..
I've been thinking a lot lately about my UFOs... somehow I manage to finish all these donation quilts, but my larger, more substantial pieces are not getting completed... hmmm - need to give that some serious thought... stay tuned and I'll tell you when I get that figured out.
Happy Quilting, everyone,