Monday, August 9, 2010

Merrick's rag quilt (how-to)

While I have a little break from nursing, I'm going to show you how I made my first rag quilt, for little Merrick!

I bought a bag of lightblankets with a jungle theme, and a soft plushie fleece blanket that had a lion embroidery on it. I've calculated how many squarres and how large I could cut with the fleece blanket and designed the squarres to cut from my light blankets accordingly. 20 in that case: 5 greens, 7 yellows and 8 animal pattern in my case.

I've matched every squarre from the light blankets to one of the plushie blanket and sewn an X with my sewing machine using a regular straigth stitch.

Sewn 4 rows of 5, right side facing OUT....

...Then sewn them together

Cut every CM or so around the edge (which I've sewn 2 times with a straight stitch) and also cut in between all the squarres

And launder it a few times.

Here it is, in all it's fluffyness!

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I'm a 23 yr old mommy of two little pixies, sharing my life with my best friend. We live in La Belle Province, French is our first language. In the middle of nursing and caring for a toddler's need, I sew, draw, paint, and take pictures to tell. We also struggle to live an healthy life, apparently surrounded by people that doesn't care much, and we're on budget, too!


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