Friday, September 2, 2011

Rag Quilt

Well, I finally did it. I finished the quilt that I started over three years ago. Yup.... what a slacker.

I think deep down I was waiting for baby #2 to come around. Yup, that's it.
Well, anyway.
 It's done now, and I LOVE IT!

 These pictures really don't do it justice.

It took me about 4 days of hard work (and a few casualties) to finish the job. I'd say all-in-all about 20-24 hours.

What do you think?
It's not perfect. Afterall, this is my first HUGE sewing project. Usually my projects get done in a few hours, at most. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's mine and it represents my life and the three people I love most! It's definitely something I will always cherish.

Some of these outfits were really hard for me to cut up. For example, the yellow and pink flower one and the teal with flowers. I kept picture my daughter wearing them and how fast she is growing. I do have to admit, this is way better than some outfit sitting in a box for years and years.

The "Mom" shirt Landon wore for my first Mother's Day! (2007) I can't find a picture of it on my computer though. =(

The back side is made out of flannel squares. I already had a yard of each color on hand. The quilt ended up costing about $2. I had everything on hand, but did run out of thread at one point.

Stay tuned for a tutorial blog!


The Daily Dish said...

It's not perfect? It's beautiful!! I love it. I wish I could do that. I'm so glad you joined our blog hop so I could discover your blog. I'm following you back ;)

Jill said...

Your quilt will hold precious memories for years to come! It's Beautiful!

I'm visiting from Circle of Friends Weekend Hop and am your newest follower via GFC :)

Have a Great Weekend!

~ Jill

Chrystie said...

Wow! This is beautiful, I would love to try & copy this...wish me luck! :)

KERRY said...

Your quilt looks awesome!! I am slightly envious, I would love to make one but don't have the sewing gene lol
Great work Stephanie!! Such a neat way to remember little outfits and the times your children wore them :)

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

Sew cute! Thanks for coming to link up this week at my Weekend Wow Me party! Hope to see you next weekend!

Leanne said...

What a great memory blankie for you and the kids! You'll have it forever - it's gorgeous!

simona said...

wow, it looks like a ton of work! but also well worth it! the reverse side actually reminds me of my own baby blanket. :)

Tara said...

I have been seeing a few of these around and really want to make one. Yours turned out so awesome!!

Brave Brooke said...

Cute! What a great way to remember those outfits!

Camille said...

Oh WOW. This turned out amazing!! I love how it is outfits that your children wore . . . that makes it so sentimental! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come link up again tomorrow!
Camille @
PS I am your newest follower!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I absolutely love it! I agree that it's a thousand times better than having something in storage, but can understand why it would be hard to cut them up.

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