After a long hot summer, the rain today that brought in some cooler temperatures was rather welcome. It’s amazing what you can get done on a gloomy rainy day isn’t it? Why not put all those quilt squares together I asked myself? Yes, why not?!
I finished my latest rag quilt. It’s a bit wilder than I anticipated. I was going to make two baby quilts out of this set of fabric but once I started laying the squares out, it was anything but soothing. And soothing is what you want with a baby I believe! It’s more on the funky side and so instead of two small baby sized quilts, I made it into one larger lap sized quilt. It’s fits perfectly over the end of my daughter’s full sized bed. She’s already back to school for her last year of college and so I think I’ll be delivering this funky creation next time I go for a visit.
I started out with only three prints and then went back to the store for one more print to add to the mix. I also wanted to do a single solid color for the back side of this quilt and decided to go with white. I found all the fabrics at Hobby Lobby and all of the prints were on sale and I got them each for around $5.00 a yard each. The broad cloth on the back side was only $2.99 a yard .
Here is what I used to make this:
1 yard each of 4 different print fabrics
4 yards of white broad cloth
1 spool of white thread
1 small bag of polyester batting. I like “Mountain Mist” brand.
My finished quit was made up of 8” x 8” inch squares. It measured 7 squares across and 11 squares down.
It measures approximately 45 x 70 inches total.
Here is a link to my tutorial and there are some other wonderful links in that post that I used to teach myself how to make a rag quilt.
Time to start shopping for some new fabric for my next quilt!