10.29.2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Zig-Zag Quilt


It's my favorite time of the year...fall! Which means lots of changing leaves, apple pie, thanksgiving, and then of course Christmas (aka the best holiday ever). But before I go getting ahead of myself, the fall also has one of my favorite blogging events - the blogger's quilt festival. I can spend hours looking through the entries on Amy's site, but usually don't have time. However, with the lovely Frankenstorm or Hurricane Sandy as she is known, it looks like I might have hours to spend indoors. So bring on the quilts!

After much hemming and hawing, I settled on sharing with you my zig-zag quilt I made in celebration of the birth of my cousin's first child.


I really wanted to create a bold, graphic quilt that featured pink paired with some unexpected colors. I think that the magenta and golden oranges are really framed nicely against my favorite Kona Coal.  Because I wanted the color to be the focus of the quilt, I paired some tone-on-tone prints with a few solids for some visual interest...and as a fun surprise when you looked closer. I backed it with solid magenta and used a golden orange binding.


To make the chevrons, I used half square triangles that I pieced together. I really do enjoy working with half square triangles -- and find it isn't so bad if I trim and prep a bunch of them at once. =)



I quilted it on my machine using straight lines echoing the zig-zags. I really like how it turned out, and it gives a nice touch of texture to the quilt - especially in the gray areas.



Hope you like it! And don't forget to check out the other awesome entries for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.



Zig-Zag Quilt Stats:
Measurements: Baby Blanket about 36" x 52"
Special Techniques used: half square triangle piecing
Quilted by: me! on my lovely sewing machine -- echoed the zig-zags.
Best Category: Baby Quilt/Quilt Photography
Quilt Entry #: 411

19 comments:

Richard Healey said...

I think the quilt looks wonderful. I just love the red and orange alternating rows.

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Jen said...

I love the colors! It's such a striking quilt. Just beautiful.

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh! I just love it! And can I just say that you take the most incredible pictures too!!!

MeganW said...

Oh my! This is bright and loud and I love it!

liz said...

I LOVE your quilt! The color combo is fabulous!!

CitricSugar said...

Love it - and I'm not usually a chevron person - but you've used such a great colour combo that it just works so great!

Stay safe and dry!

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love the unexpected bits of printed fabric. Gorgeous color combination.

Marls said...

WOW the colours in this quilt are just stunning. I love it.

Snoodles said...

I love this! So bold and beautiful!

Heather D. said...

What a great quilt! I love the bright vibrant colours.

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. I love the rich, vibrant colours you have used. They have worked really well in this design.
I have enjoyed your photos, too.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love the hot vibrant colours together!!! Fabulous photos too!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Lyanna! Your quilt is so beautiful! What a wonderful colour choice! I love your photos, too!
x Teje

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS! The deep pinks and orangey yellow . . . . pefection!!!

Shannon said...

Your baby quilt is amazing. I love the striking color combination. So young and modern. Good job.

Rachel Booth said...

I love this!!!! :)

vexa said...

I love zig zags, neat color combination!

felicity said...

LOVE it! I love Kona Coal paired with brights. It really makes them pop. Thanks for sharing and happy BQF!

Jessica said...

Seriously gorgeous. Well done!!