Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aqua and Pink Rag Quilt


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. 


Rag Quilt Aqua and Pink 007     IMG_1807

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!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all the quilts you've been making, Lisa! I'm sure your daughter will love this. I guess you are only limited by the fabrics {and we know there's no limitations there!}. I'll probably add this to my Fall/Winter project list. That will give me time to finish the other projects I started.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I can't believe how fast you your quilt came together. It is beautiful. My sister made one for me and it is as warm as toast.Your daughter is going to love it!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

It's so pretty I love it! Wonderful job! I have some fabric waiting to be cut up and made into another rag quilt, hopefully I can work on that soon! lol. Happy Monday! xx Holly

Ti said...

It's very pretty!! Love the color combo! You definitely have an eye for color because all of the one's you've made have turned out great.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love the colors....this would be perfect for the room I just finished! Thanks for the inspiration!

Have a blessed day!

Gail said...

Love the colors Lisa! I just finished a baby one, now I am on to my daughters quilt. Your daughter will love this!

Mel said...

This is so beautiful. I am inspired to check out the fabric store tonight after work, to see what fabrics I can come up with.