I would love to take complete credit for this idea but I actually saw it a long time ago on another blog and logged the idea in the "future crafts section" of my brain. As I was unpacking clothes that no longer fit myself and my husband I thought I needed to find something to make with them. I immediately thought of a picnic quilt. We live near a lake and there is a walking trail that goes around part of it. I have always wanted to have a picnic there especially since Grant is getting bigger.
I dug through my stash of jeans and decided there was no real need to keep the size 9 jeans my post pregnant body will never fit in again, and then asked Derrick to dig through his. I cut them all up and took my scraps as well as my sewing machine to Ohio with me. I told my mom what my plan was and she gave me a pair of her jeans and 2 pairs of her husbands.
This is what I ended up with, I love the brown squares thrown in from a pair of Derrick's work pants. I cut out 6x6 squares and randomly sewed them together in rows of 11. My mom gave me a shower curtain I had intended to use as the backing but it ended up being too small. So now I'm considering using a flat sheet (because I never actually use them on my bed, they just take up space in my linen closet). I'm still deciding on whether or not to make it bigger, but I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it. I'll post the finished product hopefully before Monday.