Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zig Zag - Scarlet Birds

I think I caught the HST bug. Been wanting to make more and more of half square triangles. I had a few fabrics left from the last Zig Zag quilt so I decided to make this :)

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The front is has two different color prints of pinks and oranges:

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I was a little hesitant at first to stick with just 2 colors pallets for this quilt, but I glad I tried it for one of these zig zags quilts. I love the way it keeps the quilt design simple and puts the focus on the zig zags and rather than the different colors.

Of course there's the back of the quilt... AKA my FAVORITE part :)

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I was super anxious to use this fabric (Nest - Bird Paisley in Scarlet by Valori Wells for Free Spirit). I LOVE the way it turned out. It's one of the few quilts that I think the back outshines the front...though I am super happy about the front too! And don't forget the golden colored polka dot fabric. It keeps the Bird Paisley fabric more playful and less serious and the colors compliment each other perfectly.

Oh I wish I had two of these quilts - I absolutely love seeing front with the back. The colors are so light and playful. The quilting is straight lined zig-zags about 1.5 inches apart along the seams. I also added a stitch along each of the seams to make sure it stays nicely sewn down for durability.
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I don't recall the name of the binding fabric :(. But I like to call it stripes and swirls:

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Like every other quilt I make - I want to keep it for myself. But (as my husband keeps reminding me) my quilt closet is super full and this will need to find itself a new home. So I will be listing it on my JAQS Studio Etsy site.

I will also be sharing this project at these lovely linking parties.

Quilt Information:
Zig Zag Quilt - Bird Paisley Scarlet
Front: 100% Cotton Prints and Solids
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Solids (Featured: Bird Paiseley from Free Spirit and Deck the Hall Dots from Henry)
Completed Dimension: 48" x 48"
Quilting Method: Zig Zag straight line quilting about 1.5" apart with the seams
Binding: Machine Stitch for extra durability

Where to Buy?
Zig Zag Quilt - Bird Paisley Scarlet
Fabrics Used for this quilt

60 comments:

susan said...

I love the simplicity of the colours and the backing!! Oh that is gorgeous.

Pam said...

Love it!

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors you chose... it reminds me of summertime and sherbet ice cream. :)

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Beautiful quilt!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow- love the zig zag quilt! you are so talented!

Rylee Kettner said...

So beautiful and fresh looking! I am thinking a zig zag quilt may be on my list to make now!

Cindy said...

Wow! Your quilt is beautiful! I am always amazed that "scraps" make quilts as beautiful as this.

The back is perfect :)

Lotti said...

So very pretty, i love the front and back

Connie said...

Perfect colors for your quilt! This is so fresh looking, love it.

Jill said...

This is so beautiful! Very fresh & clean

Kristen said...

It is stunning! I love how you used 6 fabrics! I agree it really showcases the design!

Yes! Yolanda said...

I'm your newest follower from the "Made with Love" hop. LOVE that print with the little birds!! Soo cute! Quilt looks great!! I agree w/the other blogger- makes me think of summer time.
Stop by my blog if you get a chance. Its still new but I've got a great start.
http://yesyolanda.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

Beautiful! Love its simple elegance and the patterns are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Jessica said...

gorgeous. The colors and quilting are just perfect. love.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

A fabulous color combination and pattern - looks amazing! linking up from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Love the simplicity of the colors/patterns. :)

Alison @ OhMyVera! said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the colors.

CraftyMummy said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love it

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!
xoxo,
Amy

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

noga quilts said...

Beautiful quilt -front and back. It is truly a reversible quilt.

Lowri said...

Sigh - this is so beautiful. I wish I could create something ilke this! The colours you have used are simply stunning.
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Beauty! Love the fabric!

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the colors of this! The zig zags are great, and the prints you chose make it even better!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Beautiful! I'm so crushing on the colors of that quilt!

glori said...

Beautiful quilt!. I love the colors

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Charming! I've nver had the skill/patience for quilting. I'd love for you to link this to my first ever linky party. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/linky-party-1.html -Tara

Nicole said...

I love a good zig zag quilt! That back fabric is to die for as well. Good job!

Amy said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the simplicity of it! Makes it all the more charming!
Stopping by from Sew Much Ado!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

I agree-the colors are beautiful!

diane said...

love the colors, zigzag and of course the birds!

midge said...

it is perfect. i would not be able to part with it

Stephanie Hillberry said...

I love how so many previous commenters have used the word "fresh" to describe this quilt because that's just the adjective I'd use. It matches the overall aesthetic of your site and your shop. You are quite talented! Best of luck to you:)

Warmly,
Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!! Seriously!! Just beautiful. I am visiting from Dragonfly Designs and I am your newest follower!! I hope you have a great day and I see you around soon!!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Creative Wishes said...

I love this quilt. The colours are so fresh and crisp.

ohangelina said...

i stand (well i am sitting) in AWE. love the front and back. a beautiful spring relaxing quilt.. with the binding, did yo umake your own with fabric? i have a quilt here waiting to be bound, and to buy the michael miller stuff, will cost me a fortune, i need 6 yards!!!!

Stephanie Mosselman said...

this quilt is beautiful. i found you over at the "somewhat simple" link party. quilting is a skill i am keen to learn. beautiful!

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I would want to keep it too :)

Michele Alger said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the colors. I love too, how when we aren't sure about something, those are the projects that end up the best. Hats off, this turned out AMAZING!!! (Lovin' the back too!)

Amanda said...

I think I have a zig zag quilt in my future they are very popular at the moment and oh so effective

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and love the colors!

Kristen said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the fabric and the zig zag design!

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

Delaney said...

This is way cute!
SweetTea Serendipity

Adrianne said...

SO beautiful. Quilting was my very first crafting passion. I love the colors and I have a thing for birds right now!

I'm hosting my *first ever* link party tomorrow - it opens tonight at 5:00 EDT in a couple hours. I'd love for you to come by and link this beauty up.

Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)

cookieandclaire said...

This is so beautiful. I am so jealous of your quilting skills. I found your link of Tea Rose Home. So glad that I did. I am following your blog now and would love a follow back if you have a chance! Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com
Can't wait to see more!

Morrgan said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous!

Becca said...

This reminds me of the zigzag blankets my mom used to make. I'd love it if you'd come link this up at my Home and Family Friday linky party!

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Sommer said...

It's beautiful! Now that my youngest of three has finally started school everyone keeps asking what I'll do with all this newfound time on my hands. I'm going to learn to quilt and take a woodshop class! I can't wait to make a piece like this one! I hope you will come share this at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

Laurie said...

Oh, it's so crisp and gorgeous! The back is my favorite, too! Love that fabric!

Lyanna L. said...

I'm such a sucker for zig zag quilts. Great job! =)

Stef said...

I love the colors. I'm always a sucker for white and the other colors just pop so beautifully. Beautiful!

Sachiko said...

Oh! I love this quilt! Your choice of colors are so perfect!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The colors are gorgeous and the fabrics are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

BEAUTIFUL! You can't go wrong with HSTs. :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

Rosie Goins said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous. Love your color choice.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

SO pretty. It has such a clean look & I'm crazy about the colors/fabrics. I'd love for my readers to see it if you'd like to link up to my par-tay!

http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulous-friday-linky-party-6.html

Warmly, Michelle

Delaney said...

You've been featured on Fabulousity Friday at Sweet Tea Serendipity! Check it out & pick up your award here: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com/2011/08/fabulousity-friday-8-500-follower.html

To Sew With Love said...

wow! I really love this quilt! this makes me think that I should really try quilting one of these days! thanks for sharing this awesome project. have a lovely weekend!


Hugs,
Lelanie

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