Anyway, this is what came out of my little pledge so far: Three denim crazy quilt squares (15") made out of my family's jeans plus one large bagful of cut-up jean parts. I had totally forgotten about this when I had cloth fever a while back.
I don't remember why I even started this whole crazy quilt business except it was a class and a reason to get a babysitter and out of the house in the '80's or '90's. Most of the jeans are small kids' size. I'm not as attached to the cloth as I once was and that's a good thing.
I'm not a big fan of the crazy angles in a crazy quilt, in general, and for sure not one made with denim. These are just plain homely, in my opinion. And if you think they don't look too bad, let me assure you they look worse in person.
How about using 2 squares as the front & back of a bag for my drum? And, since a drum carrier should be padded, I could line it with this 70's red quilted fabric, too. I'd have to sew in a gusset but that'd be OK, the gusset could extend enough to turn into a carrying strap. This is one possible use of the squares. But they haven't gotten any better-looking and that's the real challenge.
And how about freeing this moon? That helped already, yes?
This old project #1 has potential, I think. It's a keeper. Has anyone ever rescued something this down and out? I would love some ideas. I'm not bound to the drum carrier idea . . .