Monday, February 8, 2016

Yes, I am "Nuts About" ...


 ... these little toesies  ...


... this beautiful, adorable grand-darling! 

Isn't she cute in her stylish new glasses?

Grammy is completely "nuts about"  Everly!

stbs-Nuts About

Everly and I are joining all our sweet, salty and nutty friends in the


How best to tell Little Miss Everly that Grammy is nuts about her?

With a soft and snuggly new quilt, of course!

The fabric that says "soft and snuggly" the most to me is flannel and
the pattern that says "cuddle" to me is "rag quilt."


So I made a snuggly, soft, cuddly, huggable rag quilt!

I have not made a flannel rag quilt in years and I am not sure why.
Rag quilts are sew easy to make.
Sometimes simple and easy is best.
No need for a fancy pattern and expensive new release fabrics.
Well-worn and loved is what matters most in a quilty hug.



So I drew up a basic squares quilt layout on my EQ.

I decided to applique in a few rag edged hearts to say "I love you"  to my grand-darling.


I found some soft flannels in my stash.



Then I remembered that Everly is "nuts about" Minnie Mouse so I dashed out
with coupon in hand to my nearby JoAnn fabrics and found her some Minnie fabric.
"Minnie" is one of her favorite words and she says it so cute.
She has three "Minnies" and all were gifts,
one beanie sized stuffed one from Grampy,
one Little People one from Grammy and
one from a hostess in a local Chinese food restaurant who thought she was so darling.
Minnie goes everywhere with Everly
so Minnie needed to be on this quilt.


Here is my finished quilt.


Here is a closeup of the ruffly heart.



I added a folded strip of flannel around the edge of the front of the quilt as a "binding" and to add some fluff to the outside edge.


Here is the back of the quilt.

Here is Everly and her new quilt ...


She loves  getting her fingers and toes into the ruffly raggedy edges.


A quilt good for rolling and tumbling.


I think my grand puppy is saying,
"I need a quilt, Grammy."


For now these two buddies are sharing.

Bear and I hope Everly and Sierra enjoy her quilt as much
as we enjoyed making it and showing it to you.

Click HERE for a Free Tutorial
for my
Raggedy Heart Quilt

Be sure to go nuts with all the nutty quilters today 
February 8, 2016



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Thanks to Marian @ Seams To Be Sew
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Where's Everly?

Time to say "Bye-Bye" to our visitors ...


There's Everly!

Thank you for playing peekaboo with us today!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

"Bye-Bye!"

:-) 

53 comments:

  1. Love the quilt and the darling baby!

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  2. So adorable! The quilt looks so snuggly, and both models are so cute, espacially Everly!

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  3. What a great quilt & precious quilt hugged!!

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  4. she is delightful, they grow up so quickly, my granddaughter is 18 in april seems no time at all since she was born oh dear that makes me 8 years older too! Off to check ou the tutorial now

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  5. Oh, what a lovely squishy quilt, I will be making one of those soon. vanda@chittenden.co.za

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  6. Awww, sooo adorable Ms Pat!! Not only the quilt, but Everly too. I've never made a rag quilt, but it looks so soft and cuddly. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. What sweet quilt for a sweet little girl!!!!

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  8. Adorable grandchild, grandpuppy, and quilt!

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  9. Your Granddaughter is a little sweet heart. I love the. Quilt.

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  10. i agree i'm nuts about my grandson too....he never stops surprising me but he is growing up so fast... Love your rag quilt ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  11. Everly is adorable and I see why you are nuts about her. I am nuts over your folded flannel binding. I've never seen that before on a rag quilt and love that idea!

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  12. A nice soft cuddly quilt. They are the best.

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  13. Such a super sweet quilt for an adorable super sweet little girl. Love the Minnie's in the quilt.

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  14. That Everly is adorable! I love the fabrics and her sweet face of joy. You'd better get busy and make a quilt for your grandpuppy! :O)

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  15. That is one cute quilt for an adorable Everly! Rag quilts are wonderful, now you've got me wanting one of those too!

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  16. When eveyone is done...I'll take a snuggle on that quilt!

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  17. Well now, this is just sew darn cute, and Everly's glasses are fun and fab.. I loved how you told us the story of the evolution of the quilt, the cuteness of Minnie, and Everyly and Bear enjoying it together, that's just pretty cool. Thank you sew much, am sew glad you showed us your nutty side today.

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  18. SERIOUSLY...NOW JUST WHO WOULDN'T BE NUTS OVER THAT SWEET LIL FACE. WHAT A GREAT RAGGEDY QUILT. SOMEONE HAS ONE SPECIAL GRAMMY!!!!

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  19. love the flannel quilt and your two testers are adorable

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  20. Awwww....soooo sweet....and the quilt is darling too. I'd love to snuggle up in that one.

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  21. Oh, who wouldn't be nuts about that adorable little girl :) And the quilt looks so snuggly and filled with love!

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  22. The hearts are a really cute addition to a basic rag quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a sweetie Everly is; I can understand why you're nutty about her. The quilt is perfect; how neat that you added Minnie fabric just for her. Thanks for the pattern; I need to make a cuddly rag quilt, too.

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  24. A perfectly snuggly quilt for a little girl. That last photo is beyond adorable!

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  25. I love your snuggly quilt, but that tiny human is much more huggable--so be sure and give her a hug from me!!
    love and laughter, di

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  26. What a sweetheart Everly is! The quilt looks lovely and cuddly. Thanks for the binding idea. It's the first time I've seen this on a rag quilt.

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  27. Adorable! I love the first picture with the little feet. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  28. Your photo shoot is adorable and entertaining!!! Thanks for sharing a sweet post for the hop!!

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  29. She is so sweet! (And the quilt is great too.)

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  30. The quilt is so adorable and so is your grandbaby!

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  31. What a sweet quilt and your Miss Everly is a doll!! :)

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  32. What an adorable quilt! And such a cute little girl and her dog! I'm checking out your instructions now!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. Sweet post. What a sweet little girl with her new cozy quilt.

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  34. THANK YOUR FOR SHARING A NEAT POST+GIVEAWAY! THANKS TO FQS!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  35. Grandpuppy definitely needs a quilt too (although they look cute sharing). My mom made a jean quilt for her grandpuppy. Its long and skinny and goes over the backseat of my car. No more muddy pawprints on the seats!

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  36. Absolutely that's an adorable and sweet quilt but the little one is even sweeter, Everly is precious!

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  37. Everly is a real cutie, no wonder you are nutty for her! thanks for the tutorial. I just made a rag quilt myself and I finally broke down and bought the snips from Fiskars to keep my hands from going numb!

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  38. Rag quilts are so sweet and almost as cute as your model! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. this is wonderful. i love making quilts that are loved.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  40. Those little feet always make me smile. Everly and her pup is a precious picture. the rag quilt fits the occasion.

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  41. What a beautiful quilt, Everly looks very cute in her glasses.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  42. Everly is a cutie and the quilt is so cute. Hope she enjoys it for many years.

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  44. Love the little toesies on the rag quilt. I have corner squares cut when I recently made 8 flannel crib sheets. Perhaps I should start a raggie for the newest grandbaby toesies - born 1-4-16.

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  45. Love the quilt! And such adorable 'quilt models' too!

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  46. Your granddaughter is adorable. I love rag quilts, they are so cute and snugly. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. What a cutie of a granddaughter. The quilt looks so cuddly.

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  48. Your Everly is as cute as can be--the darling quilt is a perfect fit.

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  49. I've always wanted to try making a ragged edge quilt. Yours is pretty with it's sweet colors.

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