Faded Denim Jacket was inspired by the acoustical ceiling tiles in our church sanctuary. Sometimes my mind would wander during the service and I would find myself staring up at the ceiling and thinking "that would make a great quilt."
There seemed to be three values--light, medium and dark. I had a fat quarter bundle of denim/chambray fabrics I had been wanting to use, so they were designated as the dark value. Then I had a charm pack of Liberty of London style fabrics--very soft lawn. They were mostly florals and I just loved the feel of them. They became the medium value. I used Kona Snow for the light value. The quilt went together quickly--all the squares are 5".
One of my favorite items of clothing is a denim shirt or denim jacket, hence, the name of the quilt. I wear striped t-shirts a lot, but if I had a small-scale floral shirt, it would be a perfect combination.
It was a fun one to photograph.
These were taken in Pacific Grove.
I often think about making a second version so don't be surprised if that shows up one of these days.
Quilt: Faded Denim Jacket
Designed and made by: Cindy Wiens
Quilted by: Darby Myers
Size: 60" x 60"