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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  1. Wow, she did an amazing job! I love how the quilt turned out. Thanks for letting me know you used my tutorial. It's always fun to see that people are actually using my ideas! :)

  2. A talent in the making! That little one has some serious beautiful quilts in her future.

  3. Your daughter did a very good job. She should be very proud of herself.

  4. I have made one rag quilt of a Christmas tree and I love it. This one is so sweet. Nice job.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  5. Great job - the chillier temps and your pretty quilt make me want to snuggle! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love it!She did a totally awesome job! (way better than some adults!!) I would love it if you would be willing to put in up at my linky party!

  7. should I prewash the fannel before cutting it out?


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