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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
I love how you can fold this quilt on the dark side or the light side for a totally different look.
Thank you so much for stopping by today – hopefully this inspires you to give The Denim Studio line a try!
Also be sure to check out all of the other amazing projects in this tour:
Monday 14th – Christopher, The Tattooed Quilter
Tuesday 15th – Nicholas, Quilts from the Attic
Wednesday 16th – Sari, Sariditty Handmade
Thursday 17th – Jennifer, Ginger Peach Studio
Friday 18th – Nicole, Modernhandcraft – that’s me!
For other great ideas on how to use these amazing fabrics check out #TheDenimStudiobyAGFon Instagram!