Here is my very first rag quilt. I had a lot more pictures to post but of course I can't find them now. This quilt I made for a little girls first birthday. This gorgeous girls name starts with the letter A so I incorporated an A into the back of the quilt. This was more by accident since I ran out of pink flannel and had the owl flannel already. I was told she loved owls and pink!
I love the look of scrap quilts that really have no reason to them. I went through my own fabric, got some free scraps from friends and also hit the remnant bin to find all the fabric for this quilt.
I had looked around the lovely internet for some tutorials and got the general idea. I decided for me flannel was best used for my batting. This quilt is made of 80 - 6" squares. Once they are sewn the finish square size was 5".
To begin I cut a 6" square out of the front, batting (flannel) and backing. I cut enough until I had all 80 squares cut. I then put them all together with right sides facing out and sewed an X through each square. Once that was all complete I laid it out to make sure I didn't have any of the same squares right next to each other. Then all squares are sewn in a row, right sides together, so that there is a visible 1/2" seam. After all your rows are together, start sewing your rows together. Again you should have 1/2' seam. This is what it looks likes after all of your squares are sewn together!
Here is the back with the "A"!
Now the fun part... Clip it! I highly recommend getting spring loaded scissors for this part. I did not for this quilt and got a little carried away with my clipping and clipped a couple seams. This wasn't too much of an issue I just needed to resew the seam.
And here she is!!!!!
Now I'm hooked!