Ahhh!! Finally some studio time. I feel like I haven't been down there since the "elfing season".
I was flipping through a book about reporposing materials at my aunt's this weekend and saw a similar project, so I improvised and made myself a new kitchen mat, reusing denim.
It took me two pairs of jeans (adult size) using both the front and back of the pants. I cut squares up till I reached the front pockets, used a little of the back pockets, and then cut those squares into triangles to create the well-loved chevron pattern.
I used a heavy-weight piece of twill for the bottom and made binding from the left over denim. I really appreciated this project because I've missed quilting this winter and reporpusing materials really gives me a sense of satisfaction.
I spent the few hours listening to Bob Dylan and The Tallest Man on Earth and dreaming up creative collectives of friends farming and making things, what my dream studio would look like, how my garden will look this spring, how badly I want to own a yarn shop. Sewing is a time of dreaming big for me, and I usually come up from downstairs inspired and ready to make more.
The now coveted new mat in the house has been a beach blanket, car parking lot, the ocean and exercise mat for the little ones in my house. I think I'll have to make more.
It was time to purge my jean collection anyways.