Normally, I make these rag quilts for friends as baby shower gifts. This blanket (and another that I’ll share on the blog soon) is for a little baby girl and her twin sister. It took me so long to put these together, that we’ll have to count them as first birthday presents!
Here the blanket is after we sewed all the patches into strips. Full disclosure: my mom helped extensively with the getting it-done portion of this rag quilt.
We learned a while ago, that pressing the seams open makes the whole process go a LOT smoother. So now we just set up the iron and ironing board along with the sewing machine and do some pressing in-between. See how mess everything looks before a press & how nice it looks after? Much easier to stitch together this way.
These kittens are just my favorite.
And this is what it looks like all folded up and ready to be delivered – all it needs is a big bow! (And a quilt for the twin sister too!)