Calvin’s Quilt – The Summer Chronicles


I realize now that I’m looking at the pictures that there were a lot of harsh shadows when I was taking pics. Cie la vie.

This summer I made Calvin a quilt for his birthday.

I always idealized that when we had a cabin, my kids would have warm, cuddly quilts to snuggle under on the cool mornings. So when we bought a cabin just a couple weeks before Calvin’s birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for him!

I’ve been saving my old jeans for a few years for the day when I finally had the courage to attempt a quilt.

I looked on pinterest for pattern ideas and came across this one. It didn’t look too hard to replicate, so I set to work.

It only took me about a week to get the top put together, but another month to finish it (I missed his birthday, and after that my steam ran low).


But I finished it! I was (am) soooo proud of myself. Quilting has always been an art form I’ve admired from a distance. They’re so fun, but look like so much work (and it was). Quilting always seemed outside my attention span.

But I finished this one, and I’m tickled pink with how lovely it is. I backed it with an off white minky furry fabric (I wanted it to look like wool, but so much softer). It is the coziest quilt – heavy so it comforts, soft so it cuddles, and thick so it warms.

Happy Birthday Calvin, love!


  1. Emily on September 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Your quilt looks great. Thanks for linking back to my page where you got the inspiration! I love the comforting weight of jean quilts.

  2. Grandma B on September 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I(t is lovely!

  3. Amy on October 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

    This looks amazing! Quilting really does seem to run in the family!

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