Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I finally finished my rag quilt!

Last November, I convinced my husband to let me stop at Hancock Fabrics on Veteran's Day at 8am after we dropped our girls off at school (he had off from work that day). I meant to only "run in" and pick up some essentials that they had on sale. While I was looking, I noticed that they had just got in some really pretty flannel that all coordinated with each other! It was just too much too pass up AND it was all on sale AND I had a coupon for an extra 10% off!

My husband, who was waiting patiently in the car, knew something was up when he saw me grabbing a cart and loading it up with 7 different bolts of flannel. So he came in the store to check on me and agreed it was a good deal and nice fabric. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...make a rag quilt!

I have made the basic crib rag quilt before with 5" squares but this time I wanted to do something different and for me. I decided to alternate 8" squares with a small square within a square. It took a lot more cutting and time to calculate the different pieces and layout but I think it was worth it. I took these pictures as I was completing it. I actually put gold squares all the way around not just on the sides as the second picture shows.

Last weekend, we got snow here in Matthews so I had to cancel sewing lessons but was able to finally finish my quilt (it was put on hold during Christmas to make way for making presents).

Here are a couple of pictures of the front of the quilt. If you are a student, ask to see it when you come and I can show you the ragged side of it. Rag quilts are really not extremely difficult...I have had several students make them. If you are a student and would like to make one, let me know! I will get you started!

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