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catdogRag QuiltsHere's my first rag quilt I made about 3 years ago. It's made of dusty/muted colored flannel, raw silk and chenille fabric. I like this texture combination, both visually and the way it feels on my lap. It's a bit heavier, but, I like it that way-so cozy in the morning while reading my favorite magazine or book. For a first time quilter, especially teenagers or children, making a rag quilt is a great option. This is a flannel and silk lap quilt I made with my DD last year. You can get a free rag quilt pattern, if you really need the extra reminders, but, I'll tell you how we made this marvelously easy quilt right now. This is a great way to use scraps of batting from other projects, that have never been big enough to use anywhere else. I think I like quilting so much because in quilting and sewing, there is almost nothing you can't fix. In my opinion, an easy way to choose fabrics is look for all clear colors or all dusty colors. I'll write in another post about that soon.
Dresden Plate QuiltingIt has been a busy week (3 days of volunteering). I am hoping to finish machine quilting the Dresden Plate quilt on Saturday. There are 12 feathered wreathes all quilted and the scalloped edge around the Dresden Plates. I am working on the background filler now (not such a classic style - for contrast). I am using wool batting for this quilt. The book I won from Wendy at Inky Threads came this week. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!My Quilted World