Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rag Quilt Blankets

My absence from my blog is due to the busy, busy month of November.  Here are two rag quilts that I completed this month for two dear friends of mine.

The first one is for my best friend who had her fourth baby this month.  This was my second raq quilt to make, but the first time that I used flannel.  I wasn't exactly pleased with how a couple of the prints 'ragged', but you live and learn.  The blanket was really, really soft so I guess it was all worth it!

The friend I made the second blanket for is the friend that has the embroidery machine.  She let me use it to add the baby's name to the blanket.  Needless to say, that's what I want for Christmas!!  I think I might have to save up a while for that one though LOL!

The second one is for a baby boy.  The nursery is in a western theme.  When I went to the fabric store I couldn't decide on the prints.  I wanted to use flannel, but I could only find the cow print in cotton.  I settled for cotton fabrics.  They ragged much better, but the blanket is not as soft as the flannel.


My husband found the print that we used on the back.  He insisted that we buy that fabric, so I made the back out of one print and the front out of the three prints.

Overall I was pleased with both blankets and the mommies were very glad to have them. 

I found a really great tutorial HERE on how to make the blankets.  Instead of using 4" squares like she did, I used 6" for my outer layer and 5" squares for my batting.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby Gifts

Oh, this is a busy time of the year.  Baby showers, wedding showers, and they holidays.....oh my they are keeping me busy.  I don't mind though!!  It's all worth it! I have a couple of projects that I'm working on now and when I get those finished I'll share with you! 

For today, I wanted to share a simple baby gift that I put together for a friend of mine who had a baby a while back.  It was super simple and easy to make.  I purchased an inexpensive 8 1/2" X 11" frame and put my gypsy to work.  I used Going Places cricut cartridge for the images and Base Camp for the name.  I just used DCWV textured cardstock.  Thanks for looking.