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« on: January 06, 2007 02:39:18 PM »

I am SO proud of this.  It's a rag quilt - but I am so happy I chose this easier (and more forgiving) route for my first major attempt. 

Here is a shot of the whole quilt:

and. . a close up of one of the mini squares (four mini squares together to make one square):

Thanks for checking it out!

PS - I did wash it with 3 sheets of color catcher -as recommended to me by a friend) - and all of the colors stayed put.  No bleeding occured. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007 04:12:24 PM »

Wow! That's really pretty, greenfishes73.  Well done!

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007 06:36:13 PM »

Great looking quilt! I like making rag quilts almost better than the regular ones. To me they are warmer, and much more fun. Though they can be labor intensive once sewn, due to all the cutting.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007 08:22:22 PM »

This is really cute.  I like how you mixed in the smaller squres with the larger squares.  I think I'll have to try that on my next rag quilt.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007 09:05:43 AM »

Very cool! I think I'll make my daughters next quilt a rag quilt. it looks so cozy!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007 01:22:28 PM »

my first quilt was a rag quilt too!  I used flannel and denim for mine.  Did you use regular old cotton or flannel.  It's hard to tell from the photo. 

I think the end result is splendid!

« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007 12:44:07 PM »

So nice! I absolutly love the colors! This seems like it would be extremly warm too. Good job!

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007 09:43:39 PM »

Did you use regular old cotton or flannel.  It's hard to tell from the photo. 

Thanks for the comments guys!  I did use flannel. - I love the idea of denim tho - so that may be something I try in the future.  A friend helped me start this out - so she took me to a quilting store - where I bought all the flannel.  To do it again - I'd be searching sales and using coupons.  I'm very pleased with my color coordinations - but it was an expensive trip to the quilting shop!
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