100 Pink Patches

Added Nov 3, 2011

by Rikka Walters

Montucky, Montan...

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This is my first ever quilt. I made it using the “rag quilting” method. I made 100 patches and did free-motion-quilting in each square. Please visit my blog HERE to learn more about how I put it all together.

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    Nov 13, 2011, 08.00 PMby datstylin

    I am going to try it as you suggest…calico for the bread, batting for the meat etc….I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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    Nov 5, 2011, 06.48 PMby datstylin

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    BTW did you use calico’s or flannel. I like the idea of using calico and flannel for the “meat” of the quilt. Not sure the calico would be soft enough. Guess I could just use flannel for bread and meat? Also, I wonder if you used pinking shears to cut the squares if they would fray enough then you wouldn’t have to snip, snip, snip which I know is tedious.

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      Nov 6, 2011, 03.42 PMby Rikka Walters

      For folks reading this wondering what all this talk of bread and meat is: the bread is the visible front and back fabric of this quilt. The meat is the filling or batting that goes in between. I used both calico and flannel for my bread. Mostly because I was stash busting and that was what I had on hand. I think the meat needs to be batting—something thick and fluffy to show off your quilting and give your blanket some softness. If you use only thin fabrics like flannel inside, you will lose the fluffy plush effect of batting.

      I was tempted to try pinking shears myself. It will still work, but you’ll have to be happy with 1/4" or less of fraying versus the 1/2" you’ll get from snipping.

      I hope you’ll experiment with this technique and let me know how it turns out.

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    Nov 4, 2011, 12.09 AMby datstylin

    Love it…very pretty. I’ve seen rag quilt project patterns before but never randomly quilted like you did. Love it!! Great work. I’ll put one on the the future projects menu.

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      Nov 4, 2011, 04.42 AMby Rikka Walters

      Thank you for your comment! Yes, usually an X is quilted through every block. I have a hard time following recipes too. :-P

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