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Friday, April 24, 2009

Rag Quilts are Fun!!

First thing I must do is apologize for the photography. I took these pictures with my cell phone before leaving for work this morning. With that said - on to my post for today.
I have been intrigued by rag quilting. I searched around the internet and most of what I found said it was easy, fast and fun. I decided to try it. I bought various black/white fat quarters and some fabric for the back and began to make a small quilt for my daughter. She always gets my first attempts at anything. I must say it was so easy and fast!! I made it in one weekend! While it isn't perfect, rag quilting is quite forgiving =) Like I said at the start ~ the picture quality isn't the best but here is the result of my labor...



Last night, I had some time and decided to make a tote. There are things I will change next time around but overall I like it. It still needs to go through the wash.
This technique has my creativity on overdrive! As you can imagine...there will be more things to come. So many different ways I can use this! I really enjoy the simplicity of the rag quilting. The wheels are turning! Stay tuned!!
I hope you enjoy many blessings today! God is good indeed!

9 comments:

NICO Designs said...

Great job!
I purchsed fabric to make a rag quilt and never got around to it; this just might be my inspiration.

erika

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Keep it up! Glad the rag quilts have you in creativity mode :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's awesome!

moonmystic said...

Very impressive!

TiLT said...

They look great...well, as great as cell phone pics can look :) But it's easy to see past that to the quilt itself :)
so, washing after making...is that how they get that cool raggy look?

always fun to find a new "craft toy"

Splendid Little Stars said...

can't wait to see what you come up with next!

uniquecommodities said...

Those are pretty good pictures for a cell phone lady! Great items too! I hope you had a great Etsy day!

storybeader said...

good for you, to try something new. Will be waiting for more - here's to cell phone pics (don't know even how to DO that!)

Phyllis Munro said...

Gloria, I love your rag quilt! My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago, and someone made one for her. It was a wonderful gift.