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Thread: Finished my first rag quilt

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    Finished my first rag quilt

    When I started quilting again last year, after a 10 year break, I decided that a rag quilt would be a good place to start to get back in the swing of things and that it would be a bit more forgiving while starting again. Well, it got bumped to make a quilt for my teen son for his birthday last November, but then I got back to it and finished it this past weekend.

    I used 3 layers of flannel to avoid sewing all the Xs. If I do one again I would just use 2 layers because it is so heavy, but it is warm. I made it 2 rows longer than I originally planned so I had to change my piecing plan for the back a bit, but it still worked out. I had planned to use the red for the narrow border on the back, but ended up with just enough left to put the 4 red blocks in the corners so I changed to the cream.
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    Beautiful quilt!

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    different take on traditional rag quilt ... beautiful! I like your fabrics.
    so insprirational but I need to make one this week for an exhibition on Saturday where the traditional style is required.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Great work, I love it!!!

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    Beautifully done!
    Helen T.

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    Love how you did your quilt. Very pretty. Looks like it will be nice and warm.
    Cindy

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    Very nice. I like that pattern. I had not seen that in a rag quilt before.

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    Thanks! I started with the pattern I found here: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpa.../rag_quilt.htm Then I made some changes and added borders. Debated about single piece borders like a regular quilt, but decided to cut them to line up with the blocks and I've decided I like it that way -- to me it's a more consistent rag feel than if the borders were continuous.

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    nicely done... i like both sides
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