Thursday, December 12, 2013

aqua zig zag quilt

This morning I put the last few stitches in the binding of this quilt. It's been a GREAT week of finishing!
A few years ago Moda put together a pattern sheet based on my zig zag tutorial using jelly rolls. Isn't that so cool? I finally got around to making one. It's no surprise that it's aqua, is it? Technically, the color is Robin's Egg. It's a lovely, lovely color!
When I was constructing it, somehow I came up one jelly roll strip short, so I pieced together the last corner using 2.5" squares from the previous rows. I love that there is a little bit of thrifty in the final corner. Just the way a quilt should be!
For the back I used a big bold floral that I picked up on my epic trip to SR Harris. Quilting is straight lines that echo the patchwork. Half the stitching is in aqua thread, half in white thread. Simple. Lovely.
I hung it up on my craft room wall to try to get a decent flat shot of it. I wasn't successful with a the photo, but it might just hang out on the wall for now. It matches my desk!
The quilt measures about 64" x 82".

38 comments:

tink's mom said...

Very pretty, looks good on that wall.

mjo said...

I have the same quilt underway. Trying to enlarge it to queen sized. I think I have figured it out.

SarahZ said...

I must take inspiration from this! It is beautiful! My youngest would like an Irish Chain, in blue(only one blue!) and white...I can do this!

Lisa said...

Beautiful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I just love this quilt. This is one of my very favorite colors.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

This is one of my favorite colors too! I LOVE the backing fabric you used for this.

Svetlana said...

gorgeous!!!! I love how stunning this looks with just two colors.

Heidi Staples said...

I love this! Brilliant!!

handmadebychris said...

Looks great! And puts me to shame, bucause I have a zig zag quilt top finished at home which I can't seem to get myself to finish. I should take a leaf out of your book!

ChristaQuilts said...

I love it - so simple yet so bold!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful work (and color)! Your posts are also so inspiring. Thank you!

Julia Graber said...

A great finish. And I love the Robin Egg color too. Simply Bold!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautifully simple and that robin's egg is such a pretty colour!

Marie said...

SR Harris ... drool --- I'm not allowed to ever return there ... 'tis a good thing to own a "truck"! Love the aqua!

treadlemusic said...

Stunning!

treadlemusic said...

Stunning!!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I love the beautiful simplicity! Lately, every time I quilt the solid sections of a scrap quilt, I realize that I should really do more with solids! Awesome finish!

Jayne said...

You have been so busy! Love this zig zag quilt. The colors are so fresh!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, in one of my all-time favorite patterns! I can't tell you how many of these I've made, and how many times I've given this pattern out to others who want to make a chevron quilt. It's so simple, and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pattern with all of us!!

Karen said...

So simple, so fresh, so wonderful.

Judy said...

It is so pretty! Matches my bath tub!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It is really cool! Well done!

A Quilter's Mission said...

I really love this quilt. I like the simplicity, I like that there are only two colors on the front. I like that the back is totally unexpected in it's brightness. I could go on!!!

Books_Bound said...

I never, ever get tired of aqua. I hope that is always true. :) Lovely quilt--sometimes simple is best!

Liane Weber said...

It's so graphic, yet so soft and approachable! Lovely!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Great to have another finish! It looks so nice hanging on the wall! Aqua has been one of the colors I have used more lately. It's just so pretty!

margaret said...

it looks very much at home on your wall, love the turquoise shade

Robin Woods said...

Amanda could you share whether you used a walking foot or FMQ to quilt this, please? I love the look of straight line quilting done with a walking foot, but I also love the ease of FMQ. Curious if you really wrestled that quilt to turn it on every corner! Thanks.

elizabeth said...

Love it!!! Great color!! I am currently working on a gray and white chevron quilt for a gift. It is fun and comes together quickly. Yours is beautiful and inspiring!!

Jen said...

Beautiful quilt!

How are you hanging it on your wall in this picture so neatly? Can you tell me what tools you are using on the wall to hold it up and so straight please?

Lorna McMahon said...

You have sure been busy! Those blue zig zags are sweet!

Pickles Quilting said...

I love the aqua zig zag! Beautiful quilt!

Nicole said...

It looks great, Amanda Jean! It is a challenge taking photos of bigger quilts. I'd love to hear if you have any suggestions.

Grandma Ruthie said...

Beautiful as always!

Becky said...

Simply beautiful. Just love it. Big high five on all the finishes this week!

desertskyquilts said...

I love your Chevron quilt, and how easy it is. I'm much better with rectangles and squares! I really want to try this one, so thanks so much for sharing how to do it.

pandchintz said...

That quilt looks great and I luuuuurve the backing!!

Karin said...

oh, wow, I love this! I just so happen to have a jelly roll of Robin Egg Blue too ::VBG::