Montag, 18. September 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Zigzag quilt

It started with Sujatah's Painted Zigzag . I like triangles and I like scrapquilts, a perfect combination, I think  :-) The yellow Philip Jacob dahlia fabric was the color scheme for my version .


I joined my first online bee about at the same time and so I thought it would be a perfect block to be sewn by my bee-mates. And I got beautiful blocks back, but somehow I didn't like my initial plan any more , now I wanted to have a sort of color gradient. 


This was the next try to build the top, and then I finally realized that I should have a design wall for this kind of quilt. As I don't have the space for one, I pinned the blocks to a sheet and unrolled it, every time I worked on the top.

The quilt was started in 2014 and I worked on it every now and then. Here's a photo of the result of our bee retreat ( my second bee )  2016 , I completed a lot of blocks and many HST's.

In spring 2016 I finally finished the top and brought it to this years retreat and asked for quilting advice.
Martina and Iva made a great suggestion, but in the end at home I decided to quilt a simple grid following the zig zag lines.

And although I'm not completely happy with it, I'm happy it's finished and I learned alot during its making.



And I'm very happy I have a completed quilt for Blogger's Quilt Festival  :-))



Machine pieced and quilted
57 x 79 "
145 x 200 cm

Heidi

Kommentare:

  1. That backing fabric is gorgeous! Beautiful quilt.

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  2. Hi Heidi! Your quilt is so happy with full of sunshine! Just gorgeus! x Teje

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  3. Beautiful! I often am "happy it's finished" too! I always find myself saying "finished is better than perfect!"

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  4. I think it is beautiful - and what a perfect photo spot! (and many of us can always find things we would change in our finished quilts - you are not alone!).

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  5. I think your quilt is beautiful! It's so modern looking with those zig zags or chevrons. Gorgeous picture of the quilt on the bench with the sky and the road. Lovely.

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  6. I think your quilt has worked very well. It is so cheerful and reminds me of sunshine!

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  7. This is very fun and cheerful, I really like the yellows.

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  8. your quilt is a breath of sunshine...what fun

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  9. Das ist ein schöner, fröhlicher, gelber Quilt geworden!
    LG
    KATRIN W.

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  10. This is a beautiful finish. The backing is so cozy looking. I have attempted the zig zag and always go with a different layout. I may need to try again.

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  11. Ich will jetzt auch einen gelben Quilt machen! Einfach sonnig und wunderschön!

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