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Rag Quilt

So I didn't something this last week I haven't don't in awhile: Sewing!! 
I recently bought a new sewing machine and was dying to try it out. I had a friend who was having a birthday coming up, so I took to Pinterest to decide what to make

I settled on a rag quilt after my cousin posted one she made to Facebook. My best friend is a rag quilt queen so I pestered her with questions. 

I decided on a purple and blue color scheme and so bought four different purple and four different blues. I got a yard of each in 100% cotton. I also got a few yards of white flannel for the middle.

My quilt blocks I cut to seven inches so that when sewn they would be six inches. I used a half inch seam allowance. My blocks consisted of fabric, flannel, fabric. I pinned the blocks together and then sewed  an "x" across each one.  Once done with the help of my mom I laid them out how I wanted. 

I then pinned the blocks in to rows and sewed them together. 

Once all together it was time to start cutting!! This took me several hours over the course of a couple of days. I got VERY tired of cutting. 

Once that was done it was into the washer, dried, and then repeated once more. The final result was beautiful!

I loved the way it turned out!! And I cannot wait to make another :) 

Thanks for stopping by!-AR


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