Sunday, August 29, 2010

Baby Nesting Project #3 - Rag Baby Quilt

This project I've been seeing all over the Internet, but I have actually been doing rag quilts for many years with blue jeans.  Rag quilts work so wonderful for boys beds because they are so durable, that I love to make them for my boys.  Well, my daughter needed a quilt for the fair this year, as she had signed up for quilting in 4-H.  I thought this would be a quicker project for her to be able to complete.

My daughter is 11 and likes to sew, but only for a time.  Getting big projects done is difficult, especially if she has to rip things out several times.  She's not as particular as I am, but I grew up learning that if you sew, you make it right. 
I think the best tutorial for doing this project is over at Creations by Kara.  I don't think it is necessary to go through making a mini quilt of this, but it may be just me that doesn't like to do things twice.  I don't try out dress patterns either.  The only change that I did was make this quilt more rectangular by adding an extra row.  You'll notice how her quilt ends up being a little more square than mine.  I just like to have my quilts in the rectangle size.

Don't you think my daughter did a wonderful job on this?  I can't wait to bring the new baby home with this blanket!  She got a blue ribbon on her creation at the fair!  I am so proud!
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