Finished another stripe rag quilt this weekend and I love it so much that I want to share it with all of you! These two quilts were for my Mom and mother in law whose birthday’s were the beginning of this month. They both love Christmas decor and I thought these would be perfect draped over the back of a couch to use on a cold winter night. The process is a little confusing at first but once you’ve given it a try this same method could be applied to make the cutest blankets for any occasion. Christmas presents anyone? To read about the original version I made of this stripey rag quilt click here. This is a slightly simpler version with no binding. Hopefully, combined with my photographs, this tutorial makes sense!
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The next blanket is the second one I did, and I’ve only washed it twice (the first blanket pictured above was washed six times so far). That’ll give you a good idea of where you are headed with all this washing!
Hopefully all of that made sense. If not, I’m happy to answer any questions you have. Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you asap. Thanks for reading!
We’ve been enjoying these last few days of warm fall weather. I’m so ready for bitter cold- our coats are all out of seasonal storage, firewood is stocked, boxes of hot cocoa are ready and waiting in the pantry. But there might not be anything better than these fleeting days of sunshine. Somehow, we appreciate them more than the lazy days of summer, as it’s hard to forget just how fleeting these chilly sunny days will be in a few short weeks when the cool fall rain turns into freezing winter snow.
For now, I’ll curl up with some hot cider, and peacefully watch my girls soak up some sun in preparation for a winter hibernation that I’m sure is coming because hey- we’ll take what we can get!
If that happy smile doesn’t say, “Happy Fall!” then I don’t know what does!