the truth is after the first two times i did rag quilts i wasn’t a huge fan. but, then again, i did use 2″ squares…on a twin size quilt. and i didn’t use the right scissors. seriously. what was i thinking?!? i’ll skip the long story between then and now but this is what i’ve come up with… isn’t it cute?? so here’s the tutorial […]read more
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I love creating original designs and my latest "Baby's First Valentine" Rag Quilt is one of my favorites. A sweet baby quilt that makes a great baby shower gift or Baptismal gift for a special little girl. Baby's First Valentine This week I have entered my quilt in the "Fluttering Hearts" Quilting Gallery Contest. Please check it out and cast your vote for up to 4 of yourread more
After a few months of dealing with family illness I am back and have submitted an entry in next week's contest on the Quilting Gallery website. Their contest theme is "Fluttering Hearts" and my latest Etsy shop listing is called "Baby's First Valentine" made in a rag quilt design that I think is perfect for this theme. Baby's First Valentine Over the next few weeks I will be working onread more
Well, while I have not posted in a good week or so, it does not mean that I have not been working on finishing projects. When it got to be July and I didn't have anything to put up as decorations I decided that this was the summer to do something about it. I have been collecting 4th of July fabric for almost 5 years now and I have quite the little stash. I was hoping that by working on all these projects i might reduce my stash....and sadly, the small quilts that I have been making require ...read more
This project was a class I took based upon a pattern for a raw edge or rag quilt by Back Door Quilts.
It is the quintessential cozy lap quilt, made with homespun flannels (softer than regular flannel, usually in more primitive, "homey" colors and prints). A rag quilt is one that is sewn with the raw edges/seam allowances exposed, which is then cut to form a soft fringe. The combination of the soft flannel and the fringe gives it the "chenille" name. It is EASY to put together. Super, super easy. If you are looking to try your hand ...