Thursday, May 8, 2014

Square Dance Rag Quilt

I've always wondered how to make a "Rag Quilt" and recently I signed-up to be a "Pattern Tester" for this adorable pattern from Bobbie @ I am Only One Woman  and just fell in love with it!

I was a bit nervous as I had never made a rag quilt and had only recently began my foray into quilting, but I decided to dive right in and give it a try!

Here is the result and I must say I was pleased with the outcome given the fact it was my first rag quilt!

The finished size is 44" x 44" and you can purchase the pattern in Bobbie's Etsy Shop: "A Vision to Remember" here.

If you aren't a sewer or just don't have the time to make one yourself, you are in luck because Bobbie also sells some of her beautiful quilts in her Etsy Store and even takes custom orders!

Here are some more photos of my rag quilt and a collage showing some of the steps involved in making this quilt.

Even though the size of this quilt is closer to a baby or child size quilt, I made it for my sweet Momma for Mother's Day! 

She is very tiny and her legs and feet always get cold when she is sitting on the couch or in her chair watching TV, so I thought it was the perfect size for that and the comfy flannel backing will keep those feet nice and toasty!

I'm hoping when she gets it (I sent it all the way to Texas) someone can take a photo of her with the quilt and I can update my post with her beautiful smile!

Supplies/Tools Used for this project:

Various Poly/Cotton Blend Fabrics from JoAnn's (Tutti Fruiti Collection)
Flannel Fabric (For Backing) from JoAnn's (Cozy Flannel Solid, Claret Red, 100% Cotton)
Mettler Metrosene Polyester Thread, #703 Eggshell
Fiskars Rotary Cutter 
Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors No. 5
Fiskars Spring Assist Micro-Tip Scissors, No. 5
Olfa Cutting Mat, 24" x 36"
Fiskars Cutting Mat, 24" x 18"
Easy Rule II, EZ Quilting by Simplicity, 24" x 6" Acrylic Quilting Ruler
Fiskars, 18" x 2" Acrylic Quilting Ruler
Janome 4120 QDC Sewing Machine
Brother CS-6000i Sewing Machine
Quilting Foot (For Janome Machine & Brother Machine)
Straight Pins, Quilting

Thank-you for stopping by for a visit.
Hope you'll come back soon to see what craft project I am working on next!

This project/post is linked-up to the following sites/link-up parties:

Skip To My Lou Inspired Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party of fiber arts. | The Inspired Wren


avisiontoremember said...

Love it! Thanks so much for testing the pattern for me!

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you Bobbie! So glad you liked my finished quilt and was happy to be a part of testing! Thanks for including me! :)

Ren said...

Love the bright colorway! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Us Thursday!