I've been working on this jean quilt for a friend for quite some time. Now jean quilts are pretty easy and I can generally whip one out in a couple of days, including the cutting. But, this one was more specific, first he wanted only black jeans. So I waited until he had brought enough of them over, then when we talked about the backing and I suggested a plaid flannel, he said he would LOVE it if I could find his clan tartan. Well now, that was easier said than done. I found clan tartans online, 100% wool for LOTS of money per meter. So I started a search on eBay, this was a year and a half ago! Meanwhile I worked on the front and my husband helped me figure out the red and yellow strips to go with the clan colors.
Then, I found the plaid fabric after 6 months but there was only 2 yards of it. I would need to piece the back with something else, but nothing else really worked. So I continued to use my fabric search and another lot came up at 5 yards. I lost that one at the last minute to someone else. Woe was me! Finally yet a third lot of this plaid came up and I got it! wooooo hooooooo
So this past weekend I got it pieced and lay it out on our deck to pin together. I mentioned that this was going to be painful on my knees and my husband got out his knee pads for me! That worked great! In the picture you can see how foggy it was that day. I was only out there about 20 minutes but the quilt was damp when I got it back inside! Oh and you can see my "helper" there too, he got real excited thinking that I had made him a bed for the deck!