Friday, May 12, 2017

Vintage Quilt - Denim Cathedral Window

Mom's denim cathedral window quilt
circa 1970s
One fabric that was plentiful on the farm was denim. Mom kept old jeans and used them to patch ripped and worn jeans or coveralls, but some of the denim was used to make durable quilts. For the cathedral window quilt, Mom cut circles of various colors of denim and then placed a square of fabric in the center. She folded the denim circle toward the fabric squares and machine zig-zagged the curved edges. The blocks were then attached to each other.

I wish these old photos were a better quality, but they, too, are vintage.

large (and heavy) denim cathedral window quilt

14 comments:

  1. Oh my that is beautiful and warm I am sure.

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  2. Beautiful. The work she must have put into this quilt. I see where you got your creative gene. :)

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  3. That is so very pretty. I was wondering if it was heavy (and you answered that question). I have a quilt from my husband's grandmother's farm. It is gorgeous, but backed in wool and I can't use it as a blanket because the weight is too much.

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  4. I love this! Quilts always seem even more beautiful and special when they have a history attached to them. Just like your Mothers denim quilt. It is so beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. What a beautiful piece! I love that it is used with actual fabrics that were part of the farm/farmer's life. Denim! So cool!

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  6. I admire your Mom for making cathedral squares from denim and she has done a beautiful job. What a treasure for you to still own.

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  7. Isn't it amazing how beautiful plain old jeans can look? I see where you got your quilting talents.

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  8. I've been saving old jeans for years and years, just waiting for the right project! I think this is it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. A person sleeping under that quilt would be well pinned down!

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  10. I can comment again! I love all things denim. THis has to be my favorite quilt

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  11. Wow! I made a small wall hanging of this design but not with denim; pure genius to make something so everyday into beautiful!

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  12. That is one beautiful quilt -- I imagine once you got under that quilt you would hardly be able to move!

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