Flannel Chevron Rag Quilt

Confession: I hate holidays. Well, scratch that. I hate commercialized holidays. Things like Christmas and Thanksgiving and *cough* Valentine’s Day. The Husbane calls me a grinch because I never decorate; I don’t carve pumpkins or hang garlands or hide eggs. I think it’s the fact that we’re beaten over the head about these days for MONTHS before they happen now, and I just get sick of hearing about it by the time the day rolls around! I’m more of a Memorial Day gal myself. Give me barbecue and the sun and waves over candy any day. BUT! That said, I don’t want to foist my personal convictions on my daughter. So, even though I keep it low-key, I celebrate the days with her. So, she donned a special V-Day-ish shirt, and I made her a pretty flannel blanket!

I went a little nuts at The Quilt Haus in New Braunfels on our last visit to the grandparents and bought a crap ton of fancy-pants designer flannel. It’s the Fresh Picked line from Free Spirit. And oh, is it stunning!

Have you heard of a rag quilt before? It’s probably the easiest quilt to make. You quilt one strip at a time, then sew it all together and clip the seams so they “rag” up.

Easy peasy! Though of course I decided to throw a wrench in things and make it more difficult by using a chevron pattern. Because I’m a glutton for pain.

Here’s a view from behind. Lookin’ good, huh? Well, If you’d like to make your own, here’s how:


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