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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  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

  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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  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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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

  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!


  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!


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


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