Cruella Deville Quilt

Cruella Deville Quilt
March 18, 2016 nicole
In Fabric, Finished Projects, Quilts

Hi friends,

So happy to have you stop by today on my day on the Denim Studio Tour by Art Gallery Fabrics! The quilt I am sharing kind of happened by accident, totally not what I was planning on making – but once I felt the fabrics I knew exactly what to do!

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Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio Tour - AGF

I first saw the denim line at Quilt Market this last year, and was seriously impressed with how light it was while still looking just like denim – I was smitten!

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

Quilting with denim in the past (click here for previous project) is a little tricky, the weights are all different and sewing through that bulk let alone quilting is quite a headache. This material is so perfect for quilting I wanted to share a project using the smallest pieces I could imagine – a fun improv quilt!

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

This quilt is composed of several very skinny – just under an inch wide strips, sewn together in a transition from light to dark starting with Snow from Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements line – working through some of the Solid Smooth Denims in The Denim Studio ending with Caviar, another Pure Elements solid.

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

I received my backing yesterday afternoon and upon looking at what I chose with the front of the quilt, I laughed….this quilt totally looks like Cruella Deville!

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

Not only is the front half black and half white – like Cruella’s hair, but the backing material almost looks like a dalmatian dog print – it was perfect!!

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

The backing material I chose because I loved the black and white print, and am a huge fan of Katarina Roccella’s line Avant Garde. The print I used is called Tentative Dot Ink.

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF

I love how you can fold this quilt on the dark side or the light side for a totally different look.

Modern Handcraft // The Denim Studio - AGF


Thank you so much for stopping by today – hopefully this inspires you to give The Denim Studio line a try!


For other great ideas on how to use these amazing fabrics check out #TheDenimStudiobyAGFon Instagram!



Comments (9)

  1. Amanda Johnston 2 years ago

    Wow Nicole! Stunning!!! This quilt totally makes want to run out and buy all the denim!

  2. Debbie 2 years ago

    Beautifully done! I love everything about it!

  3. Hayley 2 years ago

    Sensational!! I love it although I am going to be humming “Cruella Deville, Creulla Deville if she doesn’t scare you no evil thing will…..” ALL DAY LONG now 😉

  4. Lucinda 2 years ago

    I love them both! You managed to make denim contemporary & beautiful .

  5. Jenn 2 years ago

    This turned out so great Nicole. I love the color transition and the backing. Quite possibly the most perfect name ever given to a quilt.

  6. This quilt is a stunner! I love the design, the colors . . . absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Diane 2 years ago

    Beautiful quilt. I think the denims will be great for a quilt back I need to make. Thanks!

  8. Marie Z. Johansen 2 years ago

    This is one of my favorite modern quilts ever! Stupendous!
    I know that I could figure how how to make it but is there a pattern? If I don’t have to reinvent the proverbial wheel!
    Your choice for the back is rather perfect too.

  9. Ella 2 years ago

    You’re making me yearn to improv! This quilt is gorgeous!

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