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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A little fun......

I needed a new calming project to start while I work on the border for the Rattlesnake quilt.  This pattern calls for 18 fabrics which are repeated.  Why would you do that when you could have 72 different fabrics in the quilt?  You know how much I love variety in my fabric choices.  I have started out with pieces from my scrap boxes and will work my way into pieces of yardage on the shelves.  I doubt that I will use the layout on the pattern or the border they show.
I took another photo of the mini zig zag quilt with the light from the west window coming across the quilt.  This shows the randomness of the spacing of the quilting lines.  This is how I want to quilt the large Streak of Lightning so I will get it basted and take my time on the quilting.

23 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like you are moving ahead with your creativity. The zig zag is fantastic. Chris

tvbleak said...

Calming, really. HAve fun with your new project, love the zig-zag. Great colors.

Terry said...

I've been getting some spam too :( Very pretty zigzag. I'm not sure how calming you can be lol

Karen H said...

Love the zig zag.... and I love how the quilting is randomly spaced. I like your idea of using all different fabrics in the first quilt. The scrappier, the better! :)

Mary said...

How will you use your little zig zag quilt? It really is lovely and the random quilting lines are a perfect finish for it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

when I sit back and just stare at the photo of the zigzag quilt it really gives off a 3 dimensional look there is a depth to it :)

Vicki W said...

I love that IS pattern and I can't wait to see your version.

Sheila said...

Love the randomly spaced straight line quilting on mini zig zag.
I love a large variety of fabrics in quilts. Guess that's why I'm drawn to scraps and scrappy quilts. Why use only 18 fabrics in a quilt when you can use more.

Needled Mom said...

Those circles are going to be gorgeous! I LOVE the zig zag quilting on that quilt.

suemac said...

Love the quilting. I saw an ad for Mirror Ball in Modern Quilting that used similar quilting of the zigzags.

HollyM said...

That pattern would have the opposite effect on me! It's going to be pretty with all the colors you will use though.

Muddling Through said...

Only you would call a pattern that scares me silly just looking at it "calming"! You are such a talented and generous lady, and I am thankful for you. The zig zag quilting is perfection.

Cathi said...

I love that gorgeous spiky circle design! Can't wait to see it come to life with all the colours you'll incorporate into it!
The quilting on the zig-zag quilt is the perfect choice.

Dolly said...

Beautifulness, Wanda !

LC said...

Love your zigzag... and have a Karen Stone on my to-do list also. You are my hero, and if not before, that word "calming" did it!

I'm on blogger too, and they have my blogs spam filtered. Rarely does anything slip through. Is that an option? I don't know why it happened, they just did it.

hugs and be calm...!

Mego said...

I LOVE the quilting on your zig zag...I have a top waiting right here! I think I'll give it a whirl! Thanks!

JJM said...

Yah right a calming project... All those points and curves... you are too much and I mean that in the most envious, flattering way.

Your photo captured your 'Streak of Lightning' perfectly. It is absolutely stunning. Simple Elegance in every way.

JJM

Julierose said...

Wanda--I love that quilting on the zig zag--very nice...Julierose

Carol said...

I'm late getting over here, but I'm loving it all. The colors are just beautiful, and the quilting too.

Brown Family said...

Is the Island Sunrise paper pieced. It is pretty but I can not wait to see your colors and layout!

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Jackie said...

YAY!! A JN quilt! I am sure yours will be beautiful!

Laura said...

I agree! Why on earth would you want to repeat a fabric?? The more the better lol.