If you've been following my blog and facebook page for the last little bit you'll know that I have been working on a rag quilt or two or three lately. It started off as all one rag quilt - I bought fabric and came home and started to play with it.
Once I started cutting and embroidering the fabrics I realized that i really didn't like the blues and the red together so I separated them out. And then I decided that I wanted to play some more.
So, I came up with this design inspired by a rag quilt I saw on a friend's facebook page. Since I had the dies to make this I decided to go and buy more fabric and play with this design.
What do you think? Me? I love the way that this turned out! What began as a winter rag quilt is now completely a Christmas rag quilt but I love it! Too bad it's after Christmas but I'm going to leave this out and use it for a while before I put it away.
I love the way that the green sashing grounds all those reds. And I love the way that it looks next to all the snow.
Here is a close-up of the embroidery/quilting. I embroidered the snowflake design on each of the large squares, for added interest, and just a simple X in the sashing and cornerstones. I think that the embroidery really adds a lot of interest for me.
Remember all that batting I had cut? It's long gone with more cut to complete the quilts. I thought that stack would last me a while - but - wow - it went fast!
So, now I have all my blue winter prints set aside and ready to be made into another rag quilt. Hmm maybe I should get to that today!