I've been showing lots of denim bits over the last couple of months, and while these 'samples' are definitely now going to be a quilt in their own right, they were intended initially as experiments in working with denim, to see how the stitching I imagined would look in real life, but also to consider what effect it would have on how the fabric behaved, how heavy/stiff it became and what the implications of that would be. The plan was to get together with my sister, who is much more skilled in garment-making than I am, to try and create some garments. This was the weekend we got started.
We worked with a combination of my stitched pieces, some old jeans which had not been stitched and a couple of pieces of remnant denim. These had a rather pleasing dull red reverse, which turned out to be a good thing, as one section of the pattern was cut the wrong way round. We considered a couple of fixes, but decided to go with the flow, so the red got onto the front!
There is quite a lot of handstitching to do in finishing this, so I'm going to get that done and then post the whole thing (though sadly I'm away for a couple of days now and only enough packing space for little things, not great big ones!)