About this Quilt
Maria Umhey’s upcycled throw quilt repurposes the back pockets of old denim jeans to make quilt block centers. These pockets can then be used to hold little notes, lists, snacks, cell phones and even the television remote when you use this as a family throw quilt for hanging out on the sofa. It a multipurpose quilt—containing fond memories in the used family clothing, useful for cuddly warmth and ideal for all kinds of storage as well!
You may notice that not all the pockets used in the quilt are the same size, which affects the block construction as well. Our pattern gives the average pockets size that’s used, but we also include helpful tips for using any size of pocket so that you can customize this design to your specifications. Even if all your upcycled scraps will be different, you can count on making them work in this pattern.
What makes this pattern even more versatile is the scrappy piecing that surrounds the pockets; you can use what you’ve got in your stash and know it will look great. And you don’t have to use pockets if you don’t want to. You could replace the pockets with a favorite print, fussy cut motifs, or even print photos of friends and family on fabric to always have loved ones close by.
Quilt Designed and Sewn By: Maria Umhey
Finished Size: 48˝ x 60˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Sylvie collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.