I Spy A Cool Quilt

August 6, 2008 at 10:00 am 3 comments

There’s nothing more gratifying than having a student (one from a workshop or one who has read your book) email with a photo of a FINISHED quilt. When they take your idea and run with it, that’s even better.

I recently got an email from Kiersten Pasciek who took one of the patterns from one of my books, and …. well, I’ll let her tell it in her own words:

I recently made 2 quilts based on your pattern ‘Child’s Play’ from the book Picture Play Quilts. Instead of cutting the blocks to size and traditionally quilting, I chose to keep the blocks the size of your audition templates, leaving a nice 1/2″ seam allowance (I cut the blocks to 3″ and 4″). I layered each block with a same-size piece of flannel wrong sides together and sewed the pattern with all the seams to front. I then clipped the seam allowances and put the quilt through the washer and dryer to create a rag quilt. Here are my quilts. I hope they might inspire someone to try using your patterns who is in a hurry or perhaps doesn’t enjoy the quilting part of making a quilt :)

Click on the “gallery” link to see Kiersten’s quilts.  

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Entry filed under: Quilting.

The Forgetting Batting

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tammy  |  August 6, 2008 at 11:40 am

    That is a very cute idea. I’m just making my first rag quilt with a halloween theme. When I’m finished, I’m going to make one like this. I love how fast they go together!


  • 2. Melinda  |  August 6, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Did she put batting in between the front and the flannel?

    Do you think this would make a nice feeling quilt for a brand-new (do they come any other way?) baby? I’m wondering if the rag edges would be soft enough?

    Nope on the batting; it would shread like crazy. I’d say no on the baby too. They put everything in their mouths. Those little rags could get sucked right in. Too dangerous. ~~Ami


  • 3. Catherine Owen  |  October 3, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I agree on not making one for a baby or young one. I have used 2 layers of flannell. That makes it just warm enough for my active Grandsons!

    Quilts for little ones ARE a good idea. Just don’t put buttons on them or things that can be yanked off and eaten! ~~ Ami :)



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