National Quilting Day

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quilting on zig zags

I made a quilt! Well, that is not really such news. But this quilt is for a bed, and is the first king-size quilt I have ever made. Here it is pictured on a queen size bed, as I don’t have a king bed in my house. This quilt is a gift, and was really fun to make. I think it might have been inspired by the zig zags I loved last fall in Tennessee. Off it goes to it’s new home!Chevron quilt

7 comments… add one
Liz March 15, 2014, 10:30 pm

Lucky people receiving this beautiful gift!

Sandy March 16, 2014, 1:56 am

Beautiful quilt. Love the hint of transparency.

Louise James March 16, 2014, 3:04 am

Yes. The definitions I’ve seen include lots of negative space and no borders. I think this counts

Melly March 18, 2014, 12:21 am

It is very pretty. I love getting a good quilt off and finished. This is a wonderful gift. Good for you.

Penny Gold March 18, 2014, 2:55 pm

Love this quilt! The dyed fabric looks so nice with the commercial prints. I tend to do quilts either with all hand-dyes or all commercial. This shows me how beautiful a mix can be. Also, I have a few patterns for zig-zag quilts, but none like this, which seems to have been made with an unusual shape for the main piece. I thought it was a rectangle with two triangles from the same fabric sewed on the ends, but I don’t see seams there. Is this pattern available to others? Would love to give it a try.

carol March 19, 2014, 1:02 pm

Thank you all for the compliments!

I love combining hand-dyes with commercial prints. Truth be told, this quilt was a stash-busting one for me. It is actually a commercial “hand-dye” from the stash, but does give the effect of a hand-dye. I do have lots of quilts that combine commercial prints and hand-dyes, though. There are some in my gallery.

The main shape couldn’t be simpler. It is a square, with two diagonal lines forming triangles on opposite sides. I just drafted it in the size I wanted. I think you can tell best in the close-up view. Keep in mind that in that photo the blocks are on point, although on the quilt the blocks are laid out squarely.

I think you saw the block, but the fact that the darker blue fabric is repeated disguised the seam somewhat. I think I was inspired by a quilt I saw pictured on Pinterest, so there may be a pattern out there. It was simple to draft, however. A square and two lines!

Donalee Kennedy May 23, 2014, 4:38 am

This is beautiful. I love making art quilts too… but there is something very special sleeping under something so beautiful! I’m sure the lucky recipient will cherish it forever.

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