Here it is all laid out and ready to go to the sewing machine!
Notice the rags already clipped?? I can't say that enough times LOL! The ragging is already done and that is the part that I like the least. The Accuquilt Go! cutter did an amazing job on this after I figured out the secret ~ cut your blocks a loose 8 3/4" first then run two or three layers through the die as a block not as a strip. The blocks went through so much easier!
Of course my layout changed by the time I got it all together as I flipped a few blocks and had to compensate for that ;)
This quilt does not have batting in it as the pattern recommends. I don't actually like batting in my rag quilts since I find that the batting eventually bows in towards the center ~ even with the X in the middle ~ unless you catch it in the seams ~ and I don't like the look of batting in the seams. So, for this quilt, I added a layer of flannelet in the middle and I love the weight of the quilt. Perfect for snuggling this winter.
I think that Cotton Candy might be a pretty good name for this quilt. It certainly flows off the tongue easier than very pink rag quilt. Thoughts?
I made this quilt just for me, not for a gift, and this is the very first quilt that I have made just for me. I thought that as the Mother of two boys that they would say - ewww pink when they saw it and leave it just to me. Actually I was hoping they would :-/ But immediately they both wanted to cuddle up in the rag quilt LOL!