Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Zigzag redux

Hello and welcome!
I enjoyed making my blue and white zig zag quilt so much I have decided to make it again, in a new color.
Source of my pattern: Red and white quilts.  And it's complex enough that I am staring at the instructions constantly.  I did my first one in indigo and cream - shown in this blog post.

Well the results were dynamic and graphic.  Why not make it again in red and cream?  Or using an antiqued fabric that I had ordered by accident? (Wrong color picked on line, and can't return cut yardage.)
So off to the quilt area ("studio") to cut strips of red and antique fabrics.  This is my progress so far:


And a close up of the red fabrics:


I have used reproduction red fabrics, mostly from 1860 - 1900 styles.  I want that old look.  This photo also shows the look of the antiqued background fabric.  I thought it a little dark but it works well against the red.

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Viridian

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday: A new top

Hello and long time no see!  I have been on vacation and at a conference so no time to sew.  I am back and I have been in the sewing room this week.
The task:  use up 3 inch squares of leftover and unloved fabric to make a small top, using a pattern I have used before, from the Scraps Plus One book.

The blocks finish at 15 inches, and the quilt top is 60 inches square.


Two different blocks are made, and set in alternating fashion.   A close up of the unloved fabric:


I admit I cut some good fabric to add in there, to liven it up.  Some fabric is from old stash however.
The top will languish for now, as I have started cutting for a new project (of course!)  Red and beige strips for another zig zag quilt.

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Viridian

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A finish!

Hello and welcome!!!

I have a binding finish to report.  I described in this post a quilt top made of feedsack fabric and new white fabric.  It was pretty large (80 by 80 inches) so I sent it to the local long armer.  I recently got it back, and she did a great job quilting a tight stipple all over the quilt.


All old feedsack and vintage fabric, even the border.  The pattern is from the Scraps Plus One book.  I really like how this turned out, and I am collecting/cutting 3 inch squares for another iteration.

The back is feedsack too.  I had 4 matching feedsacks and managed to find a 5th matching feedsack on ebay.  How lucky was that.


A great old fashioned feel!  And a finish to put on my blog.

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Viridian

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Zig zag top complete

Good Day and welcome to my blog!
This week's post is just a continuation of last week's post on the new start: a zigzag pattern.
I had to find new fabric as I was running out of my cream colored background fabric.  I did find a replacement: Kona Cream.  It matches in color but has a different "hand" and thread count.  So when you are really staring at the top, up close, you can see a difference, but not from a distance.  Good enough for me!

The top is approximately 75 inches square.


And a close up of the blue and white:


Next question:  Quilt it myself or send it to a long armer?

Linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Nina-MarieFinished or Not at Busy Hands quilts, Oh Scrap at Quilting is more Fun than Housework.

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

Viridian
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