|Parker is not here yet, but he has a cozy quilt to snuggle with!! Parker is my|
daughter-in-law's cousins baby, due next month.
I will do a very quick photo tutorial for you on the making of my first rag quilt!!
|First I cut the squares, cutting the batting smaller by an inch.|
|then layer the the batting in between two pieces of flannel|
|Pin each edge|
|Sew/quilt an X in each square to secure the batting|
|Then sew each square together, raw edges to the front of|
|Pinning helps keep the layers from shifting|
|I laid out each row as they were completed. This is the front.|
|And the back. The back has the normal seams, the front has|
the rag seams.
|The back completed|
|The front completed before fraying or ragging.|
|Now you clip the edges, This was the most time consuming|
part of the construction!!!
|Completed front and back|
|And a closeup. Once you finish clipping all the seams you|
throw it into the washer and dryer which helps fray and
soften all the edges!!!
|His mommy loved it and I was so relieved!!!|
My orginal plan was to do the typical blue flannel quilt, and then I saw those cute little monkeys!!
Happy Quilting, Take Care, and keep those scissors sharp!!! Martha