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Miss Cathie's Quilt

I've not blogged about quilting in awhile. Mostly because I haven't quilted in awhile! But last week was Kaleb's preschool graduation, and I couldn't let the day pass without a quilt for his teacher. She taught three out of four of my kids—only Nathan didn't get to go to Miss Cathie, because the year he was four was the year I was teaching, so he went to preschool somewhere else. I love Miss Cathie. She was the perfect preschool teacher, grandmotherly and gentle but with just the right amount of backbone. She gave my kids a great start at learning. Here's the rag quilt I made for her:

Miss cathies quilt (I am so grateful this branch didn't break during the storm; it's become the place I photograph quilts!)

the thing I love most about rag quilts, aside from the fact that they are made from flannel, which is my all-time favorite fabric EVER, is how quickly they come together. Since you're assembling the front and the back at the same time, you don't have to actually quilt them, unless you also put in batting. I just do an extra layer of flannel instead of batting. Quick project! This one took me two days of random time to put together. If you wanted to make something similar you'd need:

  • 3/4 yard EACH of fabrics A and B (the polka dot and the stripe in my quilt), cut into four 6" x width strips
  • 1 1/3 yard of fabric C (the brown in my quilt), cut into 15 3" x width strips
  • 1 1/2 yards of fabric D (the fleur-de-lis in my quilt), cut into 8 6" x width strips
  • 4 1/2 yards of backing fabric and "batting" flannel, cut into 16 6" x width strips and 15 3" x width strips

Assemble as shown, using a 5/8" seam (you have to piece the outer borders), snip the seams, and wash. Voila: you'll make your beloved preschool teacher cry, too!



It's absolutely lovely. what an amazingly thoughtful gift. I'm sure Miss Cathie loved it.


It gives me the idea that I need to do just that for my "Miss Cathie", who is really a Miss Barbara. And since I still haven't gotten my sewing table of out my car yet & need a reason too, I think I will do just that!

Love the green and brown...where can I get some? :)

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That's beautiful. As someone who's not a fabric buyer on a regular basis... How much do the supplies for such a quilt usually run?


Baby blue and Brown is ALWAYS a good combination. A lovely quilt. Good job!


I am wondering what size this quilt is.

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