Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Ombre Baby Rag Quilt

3.20.2015

Ombre Baby Rag Quilt

Last week I was in between a couple of big sewing projects. I had finished some time-consuming items and was about to start some more time-consuming items, so instead of starting those big projects with deadlines I procrastinated. I pulled some of my pretty woven cotton fabrics that matched and started cutting out 5" squares. I didn't have a pattern and I didn't know how it would turn out, but the colors and patterns of the fabric inspired me. I was using remnants so I had to come up with a design that would work with my random number of each fabric.
My favorite fabric is this minty fabric with blue and lavender flowers. I think I originally had a fat eighth and have slowly been cutting into it. I'm glad the last bit could contribute to such a beautiful quilt. I used flannel remnants instead of batting in the middle. I almost did a regular bound quilt, but I didn't want to buy batting for the middle. I wanted to used up what I had. I used as much as I could of the quilting cottons and all of my flannel remnants which were white, off-white, and cream.
My mom gave me the minky fabric which she purchase for a blanket a long time ago and never made. I wanted to make it a solid back, but it wasn't possible without buying batting. Good thing rag quilts are so easy and so cute. I didn't even make sure the minky fabric was all facing the right direction. It goes all different ways which is why each square looks a different color pink on the back.
I'm really happy with how the quilt came out even though I'm not a quilter. And I'm really proud that all the fabrics were either thrifted or gifted which means this quilt cost only time to make.
Heather

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love the back. Perfect different pinks to match the front. What a great use of what you already have.
    I wish I lived closer, I would love to sew with you!

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  2. Heather I love it!! It turned out so cute. Good job!

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  3. Heather! This looks so good!

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