I forgot to mention something else I made this weekend – a rag quilt for my niece, who is expecting a baby boy in July.
To make a rag quilt, you quilt your blocks first, and then join them together. Here I was stacking my layers – a layer of minky, a layer of flannel, and then the cotton on top. These were each quilted with a big X across the block.
After I quilted the blocks, I joined them together with the raw edges on the front. Then I fringed the raw edges with a pair of spring-loaded ragging shears (best investment ever – thank you Joann 50% off sale!).
After a trip through the wash, the fringe softens and frays nicely. It will get softer and more frayed with each washing. Because washing will only make it more cuddly, I’m not too worried about the white fabric, even for a little baby. Wash away!
And there you have it! A simple, quick, cuddly baby quilt, perfect for a stroller or carseat. I hope my niece and her wee one like it!