Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rag Quilts...

If you like to quilt or if you've never quilted before but want to try it...I definitely suggest making a rag quilt. I made Matthew a quilt when I was pregnant with him (19 years ago) and I just finished a quilt for Sebastian (he's 10) right after Christmas so I figured I should probably make Shelby a quilt (she's 20) so she doesn't feel left out.

I was hoping to get it done before Valentine's day and oh happy day...it literally took me two days to complete this lovely thing (kind of want to keep it for myself!). I cut the squares one night while watching TV and did all the sewing and "fringing" the next night.


All my squares are 7" x 7" with a 3/4" seam allowance...and I did not use batting like most rag quilts call for because this is a flannel quilt (front and back) so I didn't want it to be too hot. For instructions just google "rag quilt" or search for instructions on pinterest...there'll be tons to choose from. And it's a very forgiving quilt (great for beginners)...not all of my seams matched up perfectly (as they need to do in regular quilting) but you'll never know cause the fringe covers everything up! I'm going to box it up and send it to Shelby along with some chocolates for Valentine's day...she's going to be so surprised (and I hope she loves it as much as I do.)

Happy quilting!

3 comments:

Auntie Cake said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! And so will Shelby! And I can't get my head around the fact that you were able to finish it in such a short amount of time. My mom is a total quilter and made one of these. It is my all-time-favorite blanket when at her house. We all fight over it because it is such a nice weight. I love the fabrics you used. Such a cool look. My momma will be jealous that her own daughter doesn't quilt like you do!
Kate

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*gasp* It's so pretty! I so want to make one!

Jill Eldring said...

That is SO cute!