Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Denim Rag Lap Quilt & Table Mats

I finished this lap quilt a couple of weeks ago but couldn't post it to my blog as I was giving it as a gift to my friends daughter. Today I handed it over so now I can share it with you.
My friends daughter is in Scotland so wanted it to have some Tartan fabric as well as some Christmas fabric.
Personally I love it and hope she does too.

I had just finished washing it and it was drying out on the washing line when I took these photos so you may see some loose threads still hanging around that I trimmed off when it was dry.



I love the back nearly as much as the front.




The most stressful part of making this rag quilt was when I was snipping away at the edges. I really didn't think it was going to look right after washing it but to my surprise it did.





My daughter came over just before I handed it over and she fell in love with it too so now I have to make one for her. The amount of thread and fluff that comes off it is unbelievable and also all the bits that collect in the washing machine after washing it. It took two loads of washing before all the loose threads disappeared from inside the drum and that was after cleaning it out.


I also made these three table mats for my friend. Again some Tartan fabric which we saw when we were together out shopping and then I sneaked back into town to buy it.







~ Maria ~

10 comments:

  1. Ooo I love your zigzag quilting!!!!!!

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  2. HOPING TO SUCCEED THIS TIME IN SENDING A MESSAGE TO YOU MARIA.
    AS YOU KNOW I READ YOUR BLOG EVERYDAY AND WE DISCUSS THE VARIOUS
    BAGS/TABLECOVERS ETC THAT YOU SEW AND MAKE. JUST TO LET YOUR FOLLOWERS
    KNOW THAT SOMETIMES THE PHOTOS DO NOT DO YOUR WORK JUSTICE AND ALSO THE
    AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO ANYTHING YOU MAKE IS UNBELIEVABLE.
    AS I AM ABOUT TO TAKE OFF TO GO TO SCOTLAND I SHALL FOLLOW YOU FROM THERE
    AND POSS. FIND SOME LOVELY TARTAN IN THE SALES AND WE CAN DECIDE WHAT TO MAKE
    WITH IT HAHA.................
    THE GIFTS YOU GAVE ME FOR MYSELF AND ROXANNA ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WILL CERTAINLY
    CHEER US UP OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON AND ALSO KEEP US WARM.
    SHALL MISS OUR DAILY CHATS BUT HOPEFULLY WILL EXCHANGE E-MAILS SO WE CAN
    KEEP UP WITH THE GOSSIP........................
    WILL MISS YOU AND THE FAMILY, STAY SAFE UNTIL I RETURN.
    YOUR FRIEND AND ADVISOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. WOW gorgeous quilt and great tablemats --- I bet your hands were killing you after snipping the quilt!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFUL, Maria!!! I love the way you've mixed tartan and Christmas fabric in with the denim. I'm hoping to make a denim rag quilt as a Christmas present. I was originally going to make it just from different shades of denim, but after seeing yours, now I think I'll add some colour in as well. Did you follow a tutorial?

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  5. Hi Maria, I've featured your Denim Rag Quilt today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/11/threading-your-way-features_24.html

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  6. Maria, your Rag Quilt is just beauuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful, I love the colors, I love everything about your quilt. As always you did a beautiful job!
    Marisa.

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  7. Good idea for old blue jeans. What a lovely quilt.

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  8. Fantastic! I've got a pile of jeans just waiting for me to find the time!

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  9. I have a laundry basket full well actually over flowing with jeans to use for a quilt. I love yours.
    I like your placemats too with zigzag quilting.

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~Maria~