Quilts for Baby…or Babies!

Rag Quilts Fabric Pull : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Sometimes I forget how fun it is to open up all the tubs of fabric and create a scrappy pull. A couple weeks ago I made two rag quilts for twins that will be born any minute now. When I create a stack of fabrics for a project, I typically start with a favorite and work my way from there, pulling scrappy coordinates or complimentary pieces. For the baby girl, I started with one of the new florals from Tiger Lily by Heather Ross. She is just the best when it comes to whimsical and beautiful fabric. I decided on a light and airy palette, and I think I achieved that by adding fabrics by Cotton + Steel, Lizzy House, Anna Graham, more Cotton + Steel, and more Lizzy House.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

For the boy’s rag quilt, I will admit I was staring at the fabric from my son’s Cargo Duffle. So I started with the dinosaurs and ocean animals from Natural History by Lizzy House.

Rag Quilts Fabric Pull : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I added in coordinating green and blue prints by Cotton + Steel again, Amy Butler, Bonnie & Camille, and believe it or not…more Cotton + Steel. The stripe is an old Lizzy House print, I believe from her Hello Pilgrim line.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

They are backed in white minky and both turned out so very soft and cozy. If you have never made a rag quilt before, I do have a photo tutorial in my Pattern Shop. It gives basic directions for making a small lovey, and you can use the technique to make a rag quilt of any shape or size.

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I’ve pulled a third set of fabrics for a future quilt. Maybe something baby sized for my shop? I’m not sure, but I am loving the colors so much that I doubt it will sit lonely for long!

Rag Quilts : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope all my USA readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Travel safely and check back in Friday…there just might be some Black Friday sale information here waiting for you.

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anne Burden

    November 24, 2015

    Your colours choices are terrific.I envy you your fabric stash. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

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    Lyn mcCarty

    November 24, 2015

    Does this have to be flannel or can one make rag quilts from regular cotton fabric?

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      Faith

      November 24, 2015

      My top layer is typically quilting cotton, middle layer flannel, and back layer minky. But it can be whatever you like. 🙂

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    Patricia

    November 24, 2015

    Pretty baby quilts. Like the fabric you have pulled, hope to see what you make.

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    Lynnette

    November 24, 2015

    Lovely baby quilts. I like the fabric you’ve pulled and can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Tammy

    November 24, 2015

    There is nothing more precious that a soft, cuddly baby quilt, Faith! Love how you pulled everything together from scraps and made something so useful, functional, yet full of creativity and love. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    rosa

    November 24, 2015

    Beautiful baby quilts.Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    T_Bun

    November 24, 2015

    Ollie! 🙂 Too bad my husband isn’t a fan.

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    Kaholly

    November 24, 2015

    Simply adorable! You have such a good eye for combining fabrics. Helps to have a healthy stash!

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    Jessica F

    November 25, 2015

    Such pretty quilts!

    What line is the stork fabric from?! It’s perfect for baby quilts

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    Colleen

    November 26, 2015

    These are terrific Faith ! I am amazed that you get so much done ! I started a rag quilt for my (grown) son using his old blue jeans for the top, batting scraps for the middle which I cut so that they will be secured by the sewn x in the middle but not part of the ruffle and then R.Kauffman “mammoth” flannel. I had about a third of the patches done when I mentioned it to a friend that had made rag quilts before and she told me that the weight of the batting layer will make it too heavy and will ruin a front load washer. The project is on hold now. What is your opinion ? I was going to make a lap size – will it be too heavy ? Thanks so much 🙂

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      Faith

      December 11, 2015

      Colleen – Wow, I’ve never heard that. I’ve washed up to Queen sized quilts (which obviously contain a queen sized batting) in my front loader with no issues. Hmmm…maybe google your model of washer and see it’s limitations?

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    katie

    December 18, 2015

    I never saw this! so cute.

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