Then the other day I was browsing through Pinterest as I always do (I love Pinterest!) when I saw this quilt. I fell in love with it and I thought I could use my mistakes to make a similar rag quilt. And that's just what I did.
I'm not sure if I'll ever do another heart rag quilt quite like this again. I encountered major problems. If I ever do it again I would not use minky so widely although I had to on this one since the "mistakes" had minky in them. If I did this same look I would use white flannel or cotton instead of the minky. Another thing I would definitely NOT do is put fleece in the middle. This rag quilt is very plush but that plushness made it a bear to sew! I actually broke 5 needles sewing through the layers especially at the points of the heart. The one thing I would do again is add the binding. It was the first time I ever added binding to a rag quilt and I wasn't quite sure how to do it. I had seen others bind their rags so I knew it could be done and I just love how it turned out.
This quilt was a lot of work but I'm proud that I re-used "mistakes" from another quilt, used up scraps from another quilt and turned out a finished rag quilt that I have fallen in love with!