Monday, January 10, 2011

A Rag Quilt For the New Baby....

I LOVE PINK...
 So it was easy to select  the colors of fabrics for the rag quilt I was making  for my niece's baby shower gift . 

They would be PINK.

   I had also made the "Little Princess to Be",
this cute leopard coat that you can read about HERE.
This was a fun project to make and the Internet has lots of information about making a rag quilt.

Here's the finished project.


When you sew the quilt together
you leave all the seams facing outward.


 Once you  have finish sewing the quilt together it's time to through it in the washing machine and dryer
The edges fray when the quilt is washed and dried.
Can you see the frayed edges?



Here's a closer look at the finished quilt.
I purchased all the flannel at Jo Ann's. 
I love the stripe and butterfly fabric.
  They have silver glitter on them.

Every Baby Girl needs a bit of
BLING!


I lined the back of each square with a PINK polka Dot flannel.
I cut 35 blocks 8"x8". 
 There were 5 blocks across and 7 blocks down.


 Boxed it up, and wrapped it up with some tissue.
 PINK of course!


Hand stamped a little label.....


Handmade by Aunt Sherry....


I saved the best gift for last. 
 Later in the week I'll share with you the book
I made for my new niece.

"Baby's First 12 Months"
Here's a sneek peek...


Stop back to take a look at the entire book.

I'll be linking up to .....

31 comments:

Suzann said...

What a sweet quilt for a baby!! I just attended a baby shower and I would have loved to have made something like that for little Madison :)
Thank you!
Suzann

Sharlotte said...

Sherry,
This quilt and the coat you made are precious! What a lucky little girl! Can't wait to see the completed book.
Sharlotte

Donnie said...

That is so sweet and snuggly. Love it.

heartofacountryhome said...

That is adorable!

dizzytina said...

that is so sweet well done x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a great gift! I love it : )

nerospostandpatch said...

Hello Sherry! This sweet baby quilt is so beautiful! I love that rag method and it's so lovely for children! You have wonderful blog, I'll be back soon!
Best wishes from Crete! Teje

GerryART said...

Too Cute !
Toooo PINK ! ! ! !

L♥O♥V♥E it ! ! ! !

Hugs

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

So pretty and sweet! I am making a large one and would love to know how many squares you used for the baby size if you wouldn't mind sharing I have a baby shower next month and want to make one for the new baby which is a girl too.

Shannon said...

What a beautiful quilt! It looks so soft and I love the colors and patterns you chose.
http://shannonsews.blogspot.com

Melanie said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE pink too!!! :)

... and I ended up with 2 son ;)

Blessings!
Melanie

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

What a beautiful baby quilt!!! We would love for you to link this up at Fancy This Fridays! LOVE the name of your TV show! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fancy-this-fridays-edition-7.html

Jen said...

I absolutely love rag quilting! This blanket is precious!
I am following from Hoo's Got Talent hop.
Cheers!
Jen
http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

I love your quilt! So perfect for a princess. Have a blessed week. Debbie

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

loveliness! thank you !

Erika said...

So light and fluffy and the wrapping is gorgeous too! Lucky little girl...
Happy Pink Saturday :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a cute blanket, I bet it's going to be her favorite:@)

viridian said...

Adorable quilt, and it frayed beautifully, as it was supposed to!

Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Char said...

Made by your hands, it will be treasured for a lifetime. Beautiful fabrics and the colors are perfect. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Marydon said...

Beautiful quilt & scrapbook, Sherry. I know she will be pleased to receive & treasure these keepsakes.

Have a beautiful PS weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Jeannie B. said...

What a beautiful little quilt. I love the colors.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sherry, this rag quilt is fabulous. The pinks are just perfect for a darling little girl. How sweet to make such a lovely gift of love. I made one in a Christmas tree pattern a couple of years ago. I never ragged it and I hang it above my fireplace wall every year. I show the back and I need to rag it huh!
Your 12 months book is beautiful too.
Hugs, Jeanne

Susan said...

This little quilt is so sweet!!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Sherry. I am new to your blog. The quilt is so lovely, your niece will use it and love it for years. I also watched your video of the lampshade (I still have to finish watching the second half). You do such a wonderful job! You seem so warm and kind. I was waiting to maybe see a "look at me! I'm wonderful and great" attitude (I have seen that on others' videos on their blogs!), but you are so gracious and down-to-earth. You are a pleasure to watch. AND you give a great tutorial. I will be back to visit! I just became your newest Follower too! ;)
Best regards,
Gloria

Stephanie Hill said...

This is, without a doubt, the loveliest rag quilt I have ever seen! The seams are fluffy and frilly and look very soft to the touch. And you chose to make the seams wide enough that the rag edges are a true design element. Wonderful work!

kallen1105 said...

What a beautiful baby book... I love it. I would love it if you could share with me the words, numbers, etc. Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for sharing. Take care! Karen

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Jo said...

I love it! I took a class years ago to learn how to make one of these rag quilts. I made my hsb one and he just loves it. Says its the best blanket he has ever had

Amanda said...

I love this! I'm hosting a blanket party on my blog and would love for you to join! (There is also a blogger of the month party) But the blanket party is to raise awareness for my blanket drive for Project Linus. Plus -- you get entered to win awesome prizes for linking up (to both parties! One prize is valued at $172!)

Hope to see you soon!

Amanda
www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

cassy said...

Sherry,
Pretty as a picture and just in time! I have decided to make this rag quilt for my daughter who is having a girl mid June. I wanted to make something handmade and really girly! She will love this. I might try to make a pillow to match too. Quick question...Did you leave a 1/2" or 1" seam allowance for ragging? Your rag seams appear fuller and more frilly than others I have seen. Just really liked yours best for a little girl. Thank you so much and keep that creative spirit we all admire!
Cassandra

pam said...

Beautiful quilt, could you tell me how much fabric you used? Thank you!

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