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    Talking Beginning a frugal quilt project

    While on a cleaning rampage I got inspired. I found some blue jeans of mine...way too small. and i found a huge piece of red courdouroy. So out of these I cut 5.5 " squares. The jeans yeilded 60 of them, the courdouroy yeilded 42. In each of three fabrics I need 55 squares. I am looking through everythign for some white flannel. I will need to pick up some batting. And from this I am making a heavy duty quilt for DH. Since quilting the jean part will be tough I am thinking of tying it. but haven't decided yet. i'll post pics as I get going on it.
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    Sounds neat Missy. Can't wait to see the finished project.

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    I am going to price some flannel while I am out and about today. I need some red to make up for the shortfall of the courdouroy, and i need some for the white I plan on using, can't find any in the house. It won't be a big deal really. I plan on quilting the flannel, leaving the courdouroy alone and tying the blue jeans parts. Gotta price a better quality hoop today while I am out too
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    It sounds like a great quilt. I can't wait to see the picture when you get finished. Your DH will love snuggling up under it.

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    as soon as i get more batteries for my camera i will d/l what pics I have thus far
    ~~ Missy ~~

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    Zone 5 Colorado Springs, CO USA

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    Sounds great Missy! I'm doing something similar with jean squares, but I'm making new covers for my futon.

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    Can't wait to see pictures. It sounds like it will turn out nice.

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    Here's the update. I have it all together. I have tied all the denim squares and will quilt all the white flannel squares. I didn't have enough red courdouroy, so I got some red/white stripe canvas fabric. It's a sensory stimulating quilt. Lots of bright colors, variety of shades, textures. DH likes it and has been cuddling under it...even though it's not all the way finished yet.
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    ~~ Missy ~~

    Planting and raising an urban homestead in the middle of Downtown big city right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains!

    Zone 5 Colorado Springs, CO USA

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    and my helper...
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    ~~ Missy ~~

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    Zone 5 Colorado Springs, CO USA

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    That little helper is pretty cute and the quilt is pretty neat too.

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    Love it!

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    Gotta have a helper!!!

    It looks great, Missy!

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    Beautiful Missy

    Cute 'lil helper

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    Great job Missy! I love it. You are quick, I have quilts that I have been working on for literally years that are not finishes and here you are almost done in a week. I am going to aspire to be more like you.

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    Great job Missy! It very pretty and I'm sure dh will love the finished product. It's so nice when you just get "inspired" to do a quilt. It makes it so much more fun and it really goes faster. You're helper is a real cutie!

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