Monday, August 15, 2011

A New Quilt

School is back in session for us here in Arizona, and I have been so ready! We have had a fun summer. I haven't sat at my sewing machine once since it started. It was nice to have a break.

I decided to do something with a stack of rainbow squares that I had from a friend's swap. I had 200 different squares, but instead of them being I-Spy prints, they were just a nice spectrum of color. I didn't know what to do with them, and I didn't want to do another patchwork, so I decided to try Crazy Mom Quilt's zig zag quilt. I loved her tutorial and found it super easy to follow. Plus, it yielded such great results! And this would make a great I-Spy quilt for I-Spy fabrics with smaller objects on them.
I wanted to map out the colors in kind of a mosaic look. I didn't think I liked it at first, but I think I really do now. Now to just add sashing and borders and send it off to be quilted! I will have to post the finished quilt when I get it back.

By the way, would anyone be interested in participating in a swap for colored fabrics like these?

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  2. I love it!! You know me and bright colors...Count me in if you do a swap.

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  3. I would love to do a swap! Keep us posted and I am in!!

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  4. It looks great. I still haven't done anything with mine. You would think the one who hosted the swap would actually make something with the fabrics she worked so hard to get. I was going to do a zigzag quilt also, but with triangles and white. I think I like yours better.

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  5. Beautiful! You know I'm always up for one of your swaps... Count me in!

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  6. OK this is Robyn again, These are my questions about this quilt.
    1- Did you use all 200 squares?
    2- If you did then could you make two of them?
    3- How big is it?
    I think that is it but if I have anymore questions I will let you know. I really love it and want to make one, my sister has twins that is why I was wondering if it would make two.

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  7. Where do you send your stuff off to for quilting?

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  8. I send them off to southern Nevada to my old HS sewing teacher who has a machine she quilts them with.

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  9. I do think which is that but if I have anymore questions I am going to let you know. I truly find it irresistible and wish to help to make one, my own cousin provides twin babies that is why I was wondering whether it will make a couple of.WOW Gold Kaufen Billig
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