Emily’s Rag Quilt

This past week my two sisters, Melissa and Emily (or Aunts Melzy and Emmy to Rylea) came to visit on their spring break.  Mel is on spring break from college on Long Island and Emily is on spring break from high school.   So, they hopped on a plane in NYC and flew into Monroe for some time spent with us for a few days.  Emily recently moved into a new room in the house complete with new bedroom furniture and new bedding which, of course, means a new quilt!!

We went to the fabric store (a few times) and got everything we needed (and much more) to make Emily a rag quilt.  This is the first time I’ve made a rag quilt, but I knew it was going to be super easy and super quick and fit into the time we had to get it done.  Emily’s requests were zebra, pink and green with a little bit of black.  So, this is what we came up with.

For a little detail, I added her name to the lower right hand corner of the quilt.  Here’s a close up.

Each square started out at 6” and was backed with a flannel square and has another square of batting in between.  This quilt is so cozy and cuddly and warm.  It’ll be the perfect addition to Emily’s super awesome room.

Here are some of the details:

Size: Approximately 70” x 90” (A generous twin size)

Fabric: The solid pink and green are Kona Solids but I don’t know what the names of the colors are, and I didn’t pay attention to anything else when we were picking it out, but we did get it all at Hancock.

Completed over 5 days.   Melissa and Emily helped cut, pin, design, and fray the quilt.  Sewn by me using about 3.5 spools of thread!  There are 252 quilt blocks in all.  Multiply that by 2 for the front and back square plus another 252 squares of batting = 756 squares were cut, pinned and sewn together.

And, just for the record, this is what happens when you’re trying to get a decent picture of a quilt in ridiculous wind.  Oh well, at least you can see what the back looks like.

And, if anyone is interested, I have more than enough to make a few more of these quilts in crib size or maybe even in this same size.  Leave me a comment, email me, or find me on facebook if you’re interested in ordering one.

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4 thoughts on “Emily’s Rag Quilt

    • It just depends on how big you want your finished squares to be, how many different fabrics you want to use, and how big you want your blanket to be when it’s finished! 🙂 There’s some math involved but if you know any of the above I can help you calculate yardage!

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