Monday, June 11, 2012

Girly Rag Quilt

This has actually been a pretty productive couple of weeks for me.  Not necessarily at work (well not at all at work - maybe pregnancy brain?), but in my sewing world.  I have quite a few finishes to show over the next few days, the first being a quick and easy rag quilt I made for baby girl.

I used the fabulously easy tutorial and instructions found here, which uses 3 flannels.  I used all batting scraps and $2.79/yard flannel from Joann's (yay Memorial Day sale!), so all in all this was a quick and cheap little quilt.  It's nice and thick and should make a great playmat/quilt for our daughter.  But the best part of this, aside from the easiness and the low cost, was not having to baste!

These first 2 pics are before washing, after the seams are all clipped.

I like the smoothness of the back.  
While the baby is really little, we can use this side for tummy time and not have to worry about "fuzzies".

After washing - all crinkly and raggy!

I used flannel because it ravels so well, but you could probably use cotton on one side, and even skip the batting to make a lighter quilt as it is pretty heavy.  This is a great project for using up batting scraps, and I love the bright and fun colors!