OK…I feel like today’s ONE Good Thing should be worth like TWENTY Good Things because it definitely took long enough! lol. BUT….it was so fun!!! And now that I’ve done one…I feel confident that I can make the next one better AND do it faster.
Oh…I guess I should back up. Today’s One Good Thing is this very cool DIY Baby Rag Quilt from Do It Yourself Divas. I saw it on Pinterest (where else?) a few weeks ago and immediately thought…now THAT’S a quilt I might be able to do!
Since my small town doesn’t have any fabric stores where I could go purchase some cute material….I decided that for my first ever quilting attempt I would just make do with whatever I could find at Walmart. There really wasn’t a whole lot to choose from…but I did manage to find a couple of STAX of flannel, each containing about 5 different flannel fabric pieces. I had to get really creative to make these work…but somehow I did and here is the result! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out for my very first ever quilt!
The cost of the fabric turned out to be around $14.00 and the flannel that I used for the “batting” was from an old flannel sheet I already had.
I’m actually looking forward to making another one very soon! There’s just something about the piecing and the sewing together that puts me in a sort of “zen” state of mind. It’s actually very relaxing!
(I guess I forgot to take a picture of this step.)
(Make sure your lint trap is empty…there will be lots of little strings!)
When it comes out of the dryer all the seams will have “poofed” up
(for lack of a better word) and it will be soooooooo soft!!!
Trying a new challenge…like QUILTING… is today’s…..