I only have four children. I have been working on denim quilts for each one of them for...hmmm...let me see...their entire lives! My oldest is 21 in case you didn't know! Yes, I am excruciatingly slow when it comes to sewing. Here is a picture of the almost finished one for my third boy. He is so excited (that may sound strange for a 15 year old kid, but he has been waiting for his for a really long time).
The adventure began when I was in my early 20's. I cut very small squares from the worn out levi's we had on hand. It took a good eight years to finish that one. It turned out to be a tad larger than a king size. We use it for picnics and firework shows. I then made one out of all pockets for my second boy. He loved the pockets and used them to stash his treasures. By this time, I was a bit more experienced and I learned that if I cut long strips of the denim leg, I could save some time. I made one with varying widths and long lengths of denim cut and sewn together for my oldest boy. Currently, I am working on the one pictured. I have it laid out on the floor to cut and pin the backing on and decided to snap a photo. It is a combination pocket/long strip quilt. I am now down to making one more for my daughter, yippee! Keep watching for ten more years and you may see the outcome!