December 15, 2013

Rag Quilt

Our family loves the beach so when Scott and I were planning Morgan's nursery room we went with a surfer boy theme. When it was time to convert the crib into a toddler bed I knew that I wanted to make a bright tropical quilt for it.


Last Christmas was the perfect time to make one since we were visiting my parents and I could take advantage of having my mom around for guidance... like threading the machine :) I wasn't going to have a lot of time to throw it together so I decided to try what seemed to be a quick and easy rag quilt. We made a trip to Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts (with our must have coupons in hand) to pick out the material.

After reading several rag quilt tutorials on the web I found Creations by Kara and Green Apple Orchard's posts to be the most helpful. The quilt itself is wicked easy to make, the longest part for me was laying it out in a pattern that didn't look like I had laid it out in a pattern :) I opted to sew the X stitching on the squares, it tacked on a little extra time to the project but it adds a simple detail that was totally worth it. And I love the fringe! It brought so much character to the quilt and the more I wash it the better it gets.


All in all, I whipped it up in about two days and had it under the tree just in time for Santa.


Curious George is standing guard while we are back in New England for Christmas 2014.



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