By Patricia Belyea
WAUCONDA WA Right now I’m leading the Something To Say Workshop. In Session 2, I taught the classic jeans quilt technique, Stitch ’N Flip—with the addition of patterned letters in the strips.
Take a look at some of amazing projects my online students have made!
YOCHI from Moshav Dekel in Israel commented: I had a hard time cutting wearable jeans . . . an almost criminal act for my generation.
CYNDY in Seattle WA stated: This is for my dog, Rover. He’s on a road trip so I included my other dog, Finch. She’s unimpressed.
SALLY in Bend OR didn’t chose jeans for her fabrics. Instead she used kasuri (ikat-woven cottons) and contemporary Japanese cottons.
MAUREEN in Margaret River AU explained: I've never been keen on quilts made from jeans, but decided to “give it a go” and created a wood carrier.
BARBARA of Milwaukee WI couldn’t find enough interesting jeans at her local thrift store, so she headed to Kohl’s and bought some clearance jeans for her project.
CAROL from Tucson AZ started with the word OM in her quilt design and expanded her concept to the word HOME.
SYLVIE of Ashland OR could not find anything more than blue or black jeans so she opted for buying denim at the fabric store.
DIANE of Argyle TX likes to make bags and decided to make a small Stitch ’N Flip project.
ALLISON of Pismo Beach CA commented: I have always liked the word “Goofy” and I have always wanted to make a silly patchwork face. Here I have the word, a momma, and a baby.
NANCY of Eagle ID made the top for a 32" pillow for her grandkids. She plans to add a handle for kids to use to move the pillow around.
LIANE of Klamath Falls OR shared: A quilt for a friend who will graduate from a psychiatric NP program in November.
JEANNIE of Vancouver WA made X Marks The Spot for her adventurer husband with his initials and the beginning of a map—to be finished with appliqué to connect the Xs.
REBECCA of Mosinee WI hid a message in her Stitch ’N Flip project.
JUDY of Brinlow MD made her project for Rosie, the family dog, who’s never had her own quilt.
DIANA of North Vancouver BC struggled with too much Spandex in some jeans causing curl problems but ended up with a joyful resolve.
In Session 5, I’ll teach Designer Facings—a perfect choice for students to finish their Stitch ’N Flip quilts.
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