About 10 years ago, my son asked me to make him a quilt out of jeans. At the time, I was making bags out of denim and I had a pile of fabric for the job. I used patterns from Terrie Kralik's quilt book titled, A Forest of Quilts. I grabbed some batiks and and some denim and started cutting. The animals and birds are done with fusible, which I sewed to the quilt. My son is an avid outdoorsman and I thought he'd love the animal and bird motifs. He is a commercial fisherman and this quilt keeps him warm no matter the weather on our frigid Alaska waters.
Kory's washing machine was broken and he brought some laundry to my house. I was surprised to see this quilt in the pile of cloths. It is well worn. It is always satisfying to know that something you made with love is loved.