I LOVE rag quilts. They have a loved and worn look to them that makes me want to cuddle up in one. When we lived in Arizona a cozy blanket was really only needed for 2 months a year so it wasn't until we moved up to North Dakota did I really value my beloved rag quilts. And it wasn't until we moved up here that I started making more of them.
One thing I have realized when making them is that if you use poor quality fabric it will make a HUGE mess in your washer and dryer. I've had to clean the lint trap out several times in one cycle. Not only that but the fabric (especially the flannel) will fade and pill so fast. It's really a shame after all the work you put into them.
This last quilt was made with good quality fabrics and it really shows. I didn't even have to clean my lint trap out and the colors are still so vibrant and the flannel looks new after two washes. I didn't have all the fabric choices I wanted to use and didn't want to buy it online and wait for it to ship so I was resourceful. I cut up an old sheet we can't use anymore and used that.
I also used some minky fabirc because minky fabric is so soft and deserves to be used in almost every blanket.
I used Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market line for this quilt (including the flannel) and I just never get sick of this collection. I love it and now that I have a little girl I am constantly using the scraps pieces of what I have left from her line. It's just too precious. Here are a few other things I have made from her fabric.