Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rag Balls


Yes! Finally I've finished the quilting on my Jakob's Ladder. When I finish sewing the binding I will share my quilt.

I made Rag balls from the batting and fabric I cut off from the sides of the quilt and some left over fabric when I cut too much for the binding. I like these balls for decorating. My kids love to juggling with them..

Lucy



28 comments:

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

I can't wait to see all of your Jacob's Ladder quilt Lucy, the fabrics are gorgeous.

Pakowki said...

Hi Lucy,

Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt!

Cheers,

Janet said...

What a neat idea for the leftovers. I'm excited to see your Jacob's Ladder quilt finished!

Penny said...

Great idea! I was looking for a natural substitute for styrofoam balls, batting balls are perfect!
Thanks You!

I linked your post in mine.

Penny

Christina said...

I am amazed with how you can make scraps become so picture perfect. :)

Valentina said...

Hi Lucy!
Oh, I can't wait to see your jacob's ladder!
:) and your rag balls are such a fabulous idea: God knows we all have strips of batting hidden away!
knuffel,
V.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh what a GREAT thing to do with leftover fabrics..thanks for sharing your sweet little fabric balls :)

quiltygal said...

ohhh can't wait to see it love the Jacobs Ladder so cute those material balls ...

Barb said...

these are so charming! I have to make some. I'm sure my cats and puppy would love them too - ooops, better find a nice basket and put them up high :)

Kim said...

Okay so how are these adorable little balls made?
Have you ever done a tutorial on them? I think they are a great idea and so very cute.

Happy sewing

Nancy Anne said...

Can't wait for the reveal of the completed Jacob's Ladder. You do such wonderful work! I'm with Kim - can you please do a short tutorial on the rag balls? My daughter would love them (she is a prim woman) and Christmas is coming...:o)

Karen said...

I like the idea of using the batting strips for the balls. I need to keep that in mind and give it a try soon.

Diane said...

Great idea! I never would have thought to start the balls with strips of batting.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy! I can't wait to see it! I love jacobs ladder quilts! and the balls are just too cute! I be they look perfect in your house.

Susan said...

I've never heard of rag balls before. Sorry, I'm not a quilter but my grandma was, for all I know she made ragballs. They'd make great tree ornaments for christmas though. Nice.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

It's such a great feeling to finish something like this, and I can't wait to see the finished quilt! You've been tantalizing us with little bits for a long time now!

These rag balls look like lots of fun. I'd love to watch your kids juggling with them.

Serena said...

always wondered what to do with those strips of batting.

Elin said...

Can't wait to see your finished Jacob's Ladder, one of my favourite traditional blocks! Could you tell us how you bind the fabric on the cute balls? Glue or tread?
Today I'll start your friend Bonnie's mystery!

julieQ said...

HI Lucy! I have a little poodle who would love a batting ball...I must get busy and make her one!

Daniƫlle said...

Hey, great idea!! I usually use the leftover batting for smaller projects, such as small crossstitch samplers or I use them for stuffing bag handles. Am curious about your quilt hihi!! happy sewing, Daniƫlle

Janet said...

Your rag balls would be great for children to make for a bit of fun. We'll wait in anticipation for the Jacobs Coat to be revealed.

Eelika said...

I like Your Quilts! They are very nice!

Shasta said...

What a great idea to make balls like that. A fun way to recycle!

Janet said...

I can't wait to see your Jacob's Ladder quilt finished! And what a good idea for using up scraps of fabric and batting - I know I can't bear to throw mine leftovers out and now I will have something nice to make of them!!!

sandra said...

What a great idea for leftover batting and fabric strips. I know I have some of those somewhere so I shall make some. Looking forward to seeing your quilt. Your hand quilting is so beautiful.

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Very Sugarcane said...

love your blog

siteseer said...

I have three small granddaughters... what a great way to recycle leftover materials and give the girls a 'safe' indoor toy :) You're inspiring me to get busy on the quilt that I'm working on.