Jakob’s quilt for the outdoors

My friend Maria’s chap Jakob wanted a warm quilt to take with him when he went camping.

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He had some heavy weight camouflage fabric and some ideas.

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He came along with Maria one Saturday and we spent the day cutting and sewing, Jacob liked the idea of the rag quilts so luckily, I have an 8” rag square die for my Go cutter which cut the cutting time by 90%. Jakob also had found some lovely batik fabric to compliment the camouflage, he arranged the squares into a super design.

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We had the quilt top finished in a day.

Jakob and Maria found some camouflage fleece for the back and while I had never quilted a rag quilt on my longarm before I thought I would give it a go. It took some time to quilt as I had to hold back the fringes with one hand to get as close as possible to the edge but I think it was worth it, Jakob really wanted some leaves on the quilt so I quilted different leaves in each block and meandered the rest.

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I think with the heavy fabric, layer of batting and the fleece backing that Jakob will be warm enough even on a chilly night in the woods!

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