Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I am not going to do a whole retreat run down post from this past weekend, but I must say, we had so much fun! Sewing and laughing with friends is darn good therapy. I laughed until I cried-several times over. Thanks so much to my Gruber's friends for a fantabulous weekend. You all are the best!
I started a new quilt while I was on retreat. The color choices may surprise you, I realize. (ha!) I'm making a zig zag quilt with no triangles. This one has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I decided it's time to stop hoarding my pretty jelly rolls and start sewing. The colors are 9900 98 White and 9900 85 Egg Blue.
Moda made a pattern sheet using the technique and there is a free pdf here.
Either the jelly roll I had was one strip short or I lost one strip of fabric somewhere along the way (the latter is highly likely, with all the scraps that were flying around)...so I had to piece some pieces together to finish off  the last corner. See all those extra seams in the bottom right? They were not my favorite to piece, but it was awfully rewarding to make it happen. I'm no stranger to thrifty piecing! :D
I have several more rows to sew together, but I'm getting there! I am absolutely smitten with the simplicity of this quilt. The aqua and white color comb isn't too shabby, either.

I'm linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday.

51 comments:

Dena said...

I'm glad to hear you had a fun time with your friends. I love when my quilting friends and I get together for a day or two. We have so much fun laughing, sewing, sharing, and eating. Although we may not achieve as much progress as we set out for, but we always leave feeling content and looking forward to the next time. Nice work on your zig zag quilt.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! I love the egg blue! Glad you had a fun and productive time :)

tink's mom said...

Great quilt. Super pattern.

Michelle said...

Wow, that's amazing!

Kat said...

It's going to be a beauty!

Sara said...

This blue is really pretty - so crisp looking paired with the white. I got to Grubers for the first time in June - OMG!! That was a fun quilt shop. Can't wait to go back again.

Tessa Marie said...

Aqua is my favorite! This is a great quilt in the making!!

sarahquilts.com said...

It's really pretty! It'd look great layered with other design elements in a bedroom.

Polly said...

I just made this quilt! I love, love, love this pattern and couldn't believe how easy it was to put together. It is a great way to put together a stunning quilt in a short amount of time. Thanks for sharing!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the joy of simple clean lines. Love the colours. Have a great day ............Marie

Marianne said...

Love it! Two of my favourite colours. It does look quite easy - maybe I will do one sometime xxx

bethanndodd said...

I used your tutorial for my youngest son's quilt. May be time to use it again since I am loving this solids version so much! Smiles~Beth

Jessica Hadden said...

Yay! for thrifty piecing and laughing with quilting friends!

Vicki said...

Great colors and pattern!

Nicole said...

Looking good, Amanda Jean! I'm impressed that you got so much done. When I get together with friends to sew, I do more talking than sewing!
Looking forward to seeing how you quilt this one.

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, made with one of my favorite tutorials!

Di~ said...

Looks awesome. I want to come someday, yup I do!

Jessica Christensen said...

Love. It. Color choice, pattern, the whole shebang.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Lucky you to have such a wonderful quilting escape! Love the colors for your zig zag quilt. That tutorial was one of the first (maybe the first) I ever used from online. Thanks again for sharing it!

the momma said...

sounds fun!! I love the blue and white ~ so simple and cheery :-)

This reminds me ~ I made a quilt last December using your zigzag tutorial (here's a link if you want to take a peek http://pursuingjoy.blogspot.com/2012/12/covered-in-love-and-prayers.html )
Thank-you for being so sweet & sharing so much with us ~ I appreciate you!

Teri said...

I love this, I saved the pdf file, noticed your name on the pattern. I am a beginner but feel I could do this quilt. Thanks.

Judy said...

Love the color combo! Reminds me of my bathroom, white walls and aqua tub, toliet, and sink!

Svetlana said...

Your new quilt is looking stunning.

The Pink Chick said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors. I just finished a zig zag quilt using your method and LOVED it! It was simple and sweet! As I was at the guild house working on it, a fellow quilter came in and LOVED it also. So, she went home, dug for fabric and came back so I could guide her! She made a scrappy Christmas zig zag and it came out beautiful! THANKS for the great pattern!

Anthony and Sharon said...

So cute! I was just at IKEA this weekend and saw an option that could be the backing (unless you've already got that planned?) It was in the linens/bedding section and it had dragon flys and clouds if I remember correctly. There was more to the print but it had great potential as backing! If you're near an IKEA, you may wanna go check it out?!

Happy quilting!

Green said...

I'm in love with this color combination. The zig zag is not too bad, either. I really think that the most basic designs make the most stunning quilts. Great job as usual.

Annalia said...

Beautiful!

CrazyCatLady said...

Nice and easy -- I'll have to give it a shot! I love the turquoise and white!

Francine said...

It's so pretty, Amanda! How big will it be when finished?

Suzanne said...

Nice job! I love the way you do the zigzags without triangles and the color palate, well, I recognize that as you, you, you! I bet you are going to pull out something very fun to back it with that will be a great surprise in contrast with the front.

Ginny said...

Love the simplicity of it also! The colors as so light and airy! Thanks for the PDF from Moda!

margaret said...

good to read you had such a god time at the weekend. Quilt looking very nice like the colour way

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Love it! I'm finishing up a two-fabric quilt and it's *killing* me! Don't know if I can do that again lol!Love the effect, though!

Kathy C said...

Did you look under the rug? I was short a block on a quilt I made last Christmas and I was sure had counted correctly. I ended up piecing a block out of scraps. Fast forward to January and when I moved the rug in my sewing room to vacuum under it, there was the block. I know my cat is smart, but how did she get it under there?

elizabeth said...

the quilt is lovely! i am a bit obsessed with chevron patterns right now! I am about to begin one with triangles, but I love this look... glad you enjoyed the retreat!

Leigh Anne said...

This is really pretty! I use your chevron tutorial for all of my zigzaggy quilts :)

Nita said...

Wow! What a fun little quilt - I have a little nephew who would like that :) Putting it onto my "to sew" list for this winter :)

l carolyn Ghearing said...

Like you, I am loving the color combo! Good job!

Mareenchen said...

Oooh, so pretty. Love it!

Esther F. said...

Gorgeous colour combo! The pattern is also gorgeous!!!
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Qltr89 said...

What is the dimension of the quilt when finished? Just curious.

Teri said...

Love your zig zag. Before you trim the edges, check my blog. I have some tips for keeping it square.

Becky said...

Simple is sometimes the most beautiful! Looking great!

Sue said...

I love this! I want one just like it!

deanna said...

I used your tutorial and made a quilt that I just gave for a wedding quilt. I used big stitch quilting with matching colors and loved how it turned out!

Becky said...

Stunning! I have a solid rainbow jelly roll that may just need to become a zig zag quilt.
I wasn't able to get the tutorial link to work. :(

Liz said...

I just love this one!

Nancansew said...

I went to the bee blogger post last night but now it says it had been removed? Can you help me find the fabric requirements. I loved the photos of the layout. Thanks do much. Mcantril@kc.rr.com

Sabrina said...

I tried making this quilt about a year ago and just couldn't do it. For me, it felt like I wasn't making any progress and I got totally discouraged. Seeing your beautiful quilt has motivated me to give it another try! :)

Glynis said...

Love this version of your zigzag. Have already determined your method is the only way I can deal with catching the zigzag wave! Totally serene and peaceful!

Trepmom said...

This is the pattern my son picked for his first quilt from me. I'm making it for him for Christmas. I never thought of it in a two color scheme. It looks great. As usual you have a lovely color selection. Reading the above comment reminded me that I have a rainbow jelly roll too. Maybe I will have to play... :) Thanks so much for sharing.