In the process I started a Rag Quilt for Honey and Myself as our bedspread is quite worn. It is going to take me a bit longer to do as I decided to make this one from denim and heavier type materials. I was able to raid my huge stash of discarded worn out jeans, scrap material,and some friends readily gave me their worn out jeans as well. I also found Abilities Unlimited a great source for worn out jeans at a very cheap price and a friend picked up a fantastic bag of them at Salvation Army. So here is a portion of that project. My MIL has been a great source of information as she quilts and has a great eye for colors - I think it's an inherent gene on that side as her mother, Mammaw, was a terrific quilter. She liked the idea so much that she asked if I would make a purse for her like this... I'm getting there, but not there yet. I've made purses before, but she's in no hurry.
After I finished the Baby Quilt, Only noticed that I had left over material and requested I make her one. Feeling guilty at not completing the quilt I started for her when she was a toddler, we ran to Hobby Lobby, Just For Fun Fabrics, and Main Street Fabric to find complementing material. I'm not great at math, so figuring out how much material I need for so many squares was hard. I'm too visual, so laid the baby quilt on Only's bed and went from there. Because life is so busy during the day, I take the 1 1/2 hours that Youngest is at his Boy Scout meeting each Monday to work on it. Yep, I haul my sewing machine and supplies to church where they meet and set up in one of the classrooms. I LOVE that time. It's just me, some sewing, and Pandora Radio - does this make me sound desperate for alone time or what?
If you want to know how to make a Rag Quilt, head over here for directions.