Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Project In The Works ~ Rag Quilt

I’ve been wanting to try making a rag quilt for awhile now, ever since I saw Lisa at Pickles & Cheese array of rag quilts.  This is one of hers below.

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I decided to start small and make one as a baby gift for friends of ours.  This would be crib size.  Keeping in mind the theme that was picked for the nursery, I chose these fabrics.

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I made sure I bought the proper tools, especially since I’ve never done this before. 

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They are all cut and ready to be put together with the batting.  This is the layout I am going to put together.

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I’m going to use the solid blue for the back.  The white one actually has a blue polka dot, which is difficult to see in the pictures.

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Here are a few others that caught my eye on Pinterest. There are tutorials on Pinterest, too, but I am basically following the tutorial Lisa mentioned on her blog here.  I am using cotton fabrics and batting.   The tutorial mentioned flannel, which I hope to try next {if this one isn’t a flop!}, and you don’t have to use batting with the flannel.

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Source: Pinterest : West Coast Quilts on Etsy

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Source : Pinterest : Creationsfrommyheart.blogspot.com

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Source : Pinterest : Michelle’s Rags on Etsy

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Source : Pinterest : no link

As you can see, you are only limited by the fabric colors and patterns available, which we all know is endless!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to show you the finished quilt I’m making very soon!

 

26 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your fabrics. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Good for you, Kathy!

I would like to try that one day too - but have a metric ton of things to finish first - maybe next winter when the garden's weeds don't need me as much!?

Can't WAIT to see what you end up with- you are so creative and talented.

Okio B Designs said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out. Such cute fabric!!!

Jeanine

Debra Oliver said...

these are adorable. love the ruffled fring-y look!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Pretty fabrics... wish I could sew but haven't since middle school!! LOL

Entertaining Women said...

You are so brave! I've often looked at quilting, and ended up hoping that some good friend would just make me a nice quilt. Looks like you've done your homework. Happy stitching, and I look forward to seeing the finished product. Cherry Kay

Rhonda said...

You are such a busy girl! I love these quilts - I bought one and it has been wonderful.
I love the fabrics you have chosen- can't wait to see the finished product.
...and you are right about kids and their noses!!! They just don't get it!
Rhonda

lynn said...

I think those are adorable, Kathy! My sil made one from flannel and it,s so cozy!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

These are fab!!!!! Ut-oh, something to add to the to-do list!!!!!!

Yours won't be a flop, Kathy!!!

xo

Becca said...

It's going to be perfect, Kathy! I love the colors and patterns you chose ... look forward to seeing the finished product!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those are so cute! What an ambitious project and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

sissie said...

Kathy what a cute idea! Can't wait to see.

Hugs
Sissies

Celestina Marie said...

Kathy it is going to be wonderful. I love the fabrics you are working with. Darling quilt.
Have fun!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt- it'll be adorable!

Judy K said...

I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I've been wanting to make one for a while but it seems like an overwhelming project.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You have a great start with the choice of fabrics...Looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt.

NanaDiana said...

Can't wait to see your finished quilt. I have not quilted in a long time and used to think I would start again once I quit work. I have been too busy to do it. Love your fabrics- xo Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your choice of fabrics, Kathy! This is going to be so cute! I have never heard of a rag quilt. I really love this idea! I can't wait to see your quilt finished!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love these...I have one but I bought it. ;-D Yours is going to be beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy,
What a sweet gift this will be. I can't wait to see it finished. The inspiration pictures from pinterest were so beautiful.
Kris

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Wow! What a lot of work! It's going to be beautiful, I Love them all.
Faye

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a great idea! Now I want to make one. Can't wait to see yours when it's done.

Lisa Lynn said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Tabitha said...

i cant wait to see how it turns out!!!
hugs

Rebecca Nelson said...

Can't wait to see more my friend. You are soo talented!!!

I wouldn't send the bags thru my home printer but my hubby's work printer is fair game. It's BIG and fab!

xoRebecca

pam {simple details} said...

What a thoughtful gift, Kathy! I love the texture of the edges, so pretty!

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