3.19.2010

Cara's Rag Quilt

I made this quilt for my sister, Cara.


I think this is possibly the 8th quilt, of this variety, that I have made in the last few years.   I started making them when my sister Jocelyn was to be married.  On the denim, I had a friend embroider the name of each family member on a square.  Soon, my sister Marissa  and brother Jordan were married and they received a rag blanket like this. And each year, there were more names added to the denim squares.  Just before Christams 2008, I figured I should make one for Cara, as she was married before I was and before I was sewing these.  But as soon as DD saw the fabric I had picked out, she was sad that it wasn't for her.  (Not fair!)  So, for that Christmas, I made it for her and Cara didn't get one for her bday in January.  Then, last year, I made 2 more for the boys' christmas gifts.  And again, in January, no quilt for Cara. 

So this week, Cara's quilt is finished.  Yeah!  I hope she likes it...as her lime green kitchen has recently been remodeled! I thought this blanket be used in the front room which is right off of the kitchen.  But, it's fun and she has lots of kids who can snuggle under it with her!





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34 comments:

pinksuedeshoe said...

I love the rag quilts, and that little owl print is just adorable! I'm sure she'll love it.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You do a great job with these quilts!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

it looks great! With reading about all the rag quilts you've done, you've got me thinking I might just try one.

Gardner's Basket said...

You did a beautiful job on this quilt. Your sister is going to love it!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fun owl fabric. Looks great, Dawn.

Kim said...

Your rag quilts look great!

Misty said...

I love the material you used! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

oh dawn...I think this is the best so far. love the springy look to it. and the owls.

KOstvig said...

I love the fabric you chose for the top..very cute

Deb said...

So adorable Dawn! Love that little owl print and the denim! She is gonna be so surprised and LOVE it!

Kristen said...

The owl fabric is adorable! Do you use batting?

Lone Pine Designs said...

Lovely quilt....I love those adorable owls...Cara will love it for sure!

jlk said...

So cute! My little girl is always getting pushed back on the project list as well.

jimlynn said...

So pretty! I'm loving this alot.

Leslie said...

very cute...great finish

Sew It UP! said...

I love how quickly these types of quilts come together. YOurs looks so soft and fuzzy! Love it :o)

Starla said...

Can't sew to save my life, but I bet your sister LOVEs this!

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous quilt Dawn! Love the owls and the colors!

Ivory Spring said...

The rag quilt looks so comfy!

Lynn said...

Love your fabulous frayed quilt, Dawn! I have a vest made with frayed denim and it gets comments every time I wear it!

Your quilt looks sensational!!

Michelle said...

That rag quilt is adorable! I love the little owls, and I'm sure she will too!!

Lin Floyd said...

love the colors, so cheerful.

Jenn said...

Adorable....Wish you lived closer so I could take a class from you! Great Job Dawn!

ktquilts said...

Who who whooo wouldn't love those owls?! Great rag quilt!

Blessings,
KT

Nina... said...

Very cute and cozy! Great job!

Karinn said...

I agree with Jenn's comment - LOL! Wish I lived closer so could present a class for us :0)

I love your quilt, and I'm just not a good seamtress... I need help!! LOL

Missy said...

I am just killing time blog hopping and came across yours. You said you are looking for quilting sites. This is my friends: http://milkandhoneydesigns.blogspot.com/

She has a book coming out and is an amazing quilter!

Karen said...

What a lovely rag quilt. I had never thought about putting denim on the back. It will wash up so lovely and soft.

Debbie Ward said...

This is beautiful! I wish I sewed more...outstanding!

Becky said...

Gorgeous rag quilt.

Rene' said...

I am sure Cara loves it! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle VP said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the owl print. You'll have to email me some details. :)

amylouwho said...

adorable and I love that owl print!

Alison said...

I LOVE this!! I actually just bought fabric today to make a rag quilt for my soon-to-be-born nephew. Yours turned out adorable!