I finished stitching this rag quilt while here in the country. There is a story to this "Unclipped Rag Quilt." A few years ago (I think four) I stitched a rag quilt in a class. It was to be a Christmas present for my nephew. Since I finished stitching the quilt early, I thought clipping the quilt would be a great last minute project before Christmas. (If you've made a rag quilt, you probably can guess the rest of the story.) --- I was still clipping those seams the day before our family Christmas party. I even bought those special scissors for clipping but I had no idea it would TAKE SO LONG! I did manage to finish the clipping, wash, and wrap the quilt just before our party. When he opened the quilt, I told the family that "this is my first and last rag quilt!"
But his sister loved the quilt and commented that she wanted one and would clip the seams if I would stitch the blocks together. Even with her offer, I wasn't interested in making another rag quilt. Fast forward to this summer and the organizing of my studio. I discovered another kit for a rag quilt. Seems I purchased another kit at the class in 2007. So I called my sister and asked if she thought Michelle was serious about clipping those seams. Seems Michelle has mentioned to her on a number of occasions over the past few years that she would love a quilt like her brother's. For Christmas Michelle will receive a unclipped rag quilt and my "special scissors". Happy Clipping Michelle.
Below is a photo of the entire quilt and one of the back of the quilt. I really do like the bright colors of the fabrics. Will I ever do another?????? Probably not. There are only two children in that family and grandkids aren't old enough to use "pointed scissors".