|circles cut from the denim|
If you want a project that you can involve little ones in, this is a great quilt for that. My children have both helped trace the circles, as well as cut them out. It is a very simple process. I will warn you that you do not get a lot of circles from a pair of jeans. I might get 12 circles from an adult pair and only 6-8 from a childrens pair. Denim skirts would yield more because you most likely won't have as many seams.
After I have cut circles out from the jeans I try to get as many squares from the remaining fabric as I can. I use the square template. I am thinking of making a border with these pieces if I don't decide to use them in some of the circles for the center. My daughter's have favorite jeans that have embroidery on them and so I have tried to cut some of these patterns out of their jeans to incorporate into the quilt for them.
This is a close up of the stack of circles I have sitting on my treadle in the dining room. I try to cut circles for a while each night and have enjoyed watching the stack climb higher and higher and really like seeing the variation of blue's. Eventually I hope to have enough cut to make a quilt big enough for our family of four to use for outdoor events. Happy sewing!