Friday, November 5, 2010

A Little Shabby Rose Quilt

Well, I surprised myself that I was able to move the sawhorses, paint cans and boxes of junk to make a path to my sewing machine and find all the fabric, and my rotary cutter so I could get this done.

I made a sofa size rag quilt throw from these fabrics last year and took it to the Holiday Show I did with Di. It didn't sell at the show but I sold it later online and it has been one of my best selling rag quilt kits ever. So I got a call a while back from a lady who had seen the quilt at the show and tracked me down online but she doesn't sew, so she was looking for a finished quilt. Of course I agreed to make it for her, and of course that was right when I was starting on my redecorating project. (which I expected was going to take about a week or two) But no worries, she said she didn't need it until November and that seemed a long way off at that time, to me anyway.

It was in the back of my mind that I needed to get started on it. I have been meaning to go look for one of those Procrastinators Anonymous Calenders, but I just haven't gotten around to that yet.

The original quilt had a sage green chenille in it which I can't find anymore. So I had to sub some other fabrics in the baby quilt kits. I had never actually made one from the fabrics in the kit, so it was kind of fun to see how it turned out. I think the green damask is pretty. And there is a pink minky with embossed roses that I added too. They don't really show up in the picture.


I am such a shmuck, I always feel bad when I have too much going on and can't wiggle my nose and whip out orders instantly. And then I worry that my customer might get a bad impression of my business. So I often feel the need to add a little something extra to make up for my guilt. And who doesn't love a little freebie gift?

So I took some of my scraps and made this adorable little burp cloth.

And made it into a little cupcake to go with the quilt.

So she was very happy with the quilt and the cute little cupcake. And I am happy to get back to my regularly scheduled chaos.

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14 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous quilt! I can't believe you made it yourself....

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I love yours so I'm following you back Emma's Lunch

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  2. I love the colors and textures in this quilt! How do you get your raggedy edges to turn out so fluffy? When I make rag quilts, the raggedy edges are kind of flat. I love your blog, by the way. Can't wait to see how your room turns out! :)

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  3. Hi there, new follower from the NFF Blog Hop. I look forward to reading more from you. :)

    Please come by and visit/follow me too. Thanks so much. Marie

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  4. Hmmm....thought I posted a comment but it disappeared..darn!

    I have never seen anything like this quilt. Do you have a tutorial somewhere? Is that chenille in between the squares? It's just as cute as can be!
    Found you at Freckled Laundry
    xox
    Nancy

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful. I love rag quilts, but this is the prettiest one I've seen!

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  6. That is very, very pretty! I want to try making something like that.

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  7. I just popped in from Funky Junk Interiors. Wow! Way too pretty to be called a "rag" quilt. Without a doubt, this is one of the fluffiest I have ever seen. Great Job! Loved the little cupcake idea as well. I know your customer must have been tickled pink when she received it.

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  8. I LOVE, LOVE, your quilt!!!! I made my first one a few months ago and it didn't turn out nearly as nice as yours. What is the secret for fluffy seams?? Also, when you sew the X on each block, do you sew corner to corner or leave a1/4" space. What do you use for the center material? Sorry for all the questions, but I have another grandchild due and I want to make another one. My intersections seemed thick and knotty. I appreciate any help you can give.

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  9. Thanks for all the sweet comments. I use a flannel center square, and take a 5/8" seam allowance, try to clip no less than 1/4" apart. I do try to clip well into the intersections too. I stitch the blocks all the way corner to corner, as I don't see that would make any difference. I have a tutorial for a super fast receiving blanket rag quilt, find the link on my sidebar. Enjoy! doni

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  10. Gorgeous quilt!! AAAHHH!! Goodness those patterns are precious together. Your first picture is so clear and incredible it makes me feel like I could grab the quilt right outa the screen.

    Hey.. your embedd thing worked awesome! KUDOS!

    Donna

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  11. Oh my word. That is GORGEOUS!!! I love your fabric choices and that adorable burp cloth. Thank you so much for linking to air your laundry Friday! Hope to see you again!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  12. Love your site, love your work, wish you had an email option for getting updates!!
    :( bummer

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