It really has been a while since I have shared with you a new Up-cycled Quilt Block I am making for Austin’s Rag quilt. If you are just joining us, one of my 2012 goals was to make both my children quilts using up-cycled materials. So I decided to use denim and other fabrics to make Austin’s quilt. I am using Craftsy’s free Block of the Month class to follow along with the patterns and then using up-cycled materials for the supplies.
With the first four blocks I have used an old pair of Daddy’s jeans and a pair of Nana’s jeans that she gave me several years ago (when I started gaining weight). I have also used leftover fabric from the materials I am in the process of making new curtains for Austin’s room as well as an old flannel sheet that the elastic was shot on. I have a huge bin of material I plan to up-cycle.
So here is block #4 a Chevron Pattern and I love how it turned out! I still have quite a few to make before I can actually create a queen sized quilt, but I love how they are turning out. If you sew, why not check out the Free Classes and Patterns Craftsy offers. I love that they offer video classes you can log into any time and however many times you want as well as printed instructions. You can even ask questions and have them answered by the instructors and others taking the class as well!
They also offer a free Sewing Machine 911 class that focuses on problems with machines that I am going to take because I heard it is awesome.