Try a Taste of a Summer Sweet Rag Quilt.

One of my very favorite quilts to make are rag ones with frayed edges at the seams. I love them for 3 reasons:

1. They remind me of a cake in the oven. You sew the quilt but until it washes and dries you don’t really know how it will turn out. So you have anticipation and surprise.

2.  They are perfectly soft with so much texture you can’t help but want to touch them. They are quilts to be cuddled and used until they are worn out and then you still use them because they are even softer than before.

3. Rag quilts are relaxed quilts. They are undemanding and rewarding, just like my golden retriever.

Here is my latest crazy rag quilt, modeled by my daughter, Evelyn:

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She was in a “Mommy, take my picture” mood, so here is one more of her on the trampoline:

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I’m not writing a pattern for this quilt, but I am planning on making a whole batch for sale in the shop in different sizes and colors. The one Evelyn is modeling is called Summer Sweet Reversible Crazy Rag Quilt and is available in my Etsy shop here .

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4 thoughts on “Try a Taste of a Summer Sweet Rag Quilt.

  1. Jasmine March 11, 2014 / 10:19 am

    This is so cute. I love the unexpected shapes.

  2. Liz Bellette March 12, 2014 / 1:28 am

    G’day Jamie. Evelyn is gorgeous and so is your quilt. I love the colours and pattern. Take care. Liz…

  3. Lindsay March 12, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Very cute! I want to try a rag quilt some day…

  4. France March 13, 2014 / 11:01 am

    I love to see rag quilts but I haven’t made one yet. Everyone tell that it’s fast and easy. Yours have beautiful colors that I find very suitable for summer. I particularly love the cupcake fabric! Your fabric seem to be cotton… Am I right? I was under the impression that rag quilts must be made with fleecy fabric, or the like. I really should try to make one…

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