Sunday, February 7, 2016

Zig Zag - the leftovers............

A reader of my blog contacted me in 2011 and wanted to know if I wanted all of her leftover triangles.  She had made several quilts inspired by the book "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe.  I had also made a few quilts inspired by that book.  I had no idea how many pieces she was going to mail to me.  First I made this quilt in 2011 with them.  She had also sent squares of fabric that were from the same group of fabric so last year I pieced triangle squares from a bunch of them to go along with the leftover pieced squares she had sent.

I put these up on the design wall yesterday and finished sewing it together late in the afternoon.  I didn't measure it but it should be about 39" x 51".
This little batch is all that is left now.  I will give these to a friend.












This was my goal....an empty box.

17 comments:

JoZart Quilts said...

Love it and the way the spotty triangles pop, but not overtly. A great stitch up! Enjoy your Sunday...... if there's any left of it with our time gap. We've just enjoyed an English breakfast and the sun is shining today. Will sew later.
Jo x

cityquilter grace said...

to copy an old book title...scraps CAN be beautiful!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I really, really love this zig zag quilt. It has so much energy and verve! What size are the HST? I wonder if I just cut out a bunch of fabric for this and sewed triangles as leader/enders, I could accumulate enough. It is just so happy looking!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I really, really love this zig zag quilt. It has so much energy and verve! What size are the HST? I wonder if I just cut out a bunch of fabric for this and sewed triangles as leader/enders, I could accumulate enough. It is just so happy looking!

Paige said...

Your 'leftover' quilts are always beautiful!

Gene Black said...

I love it when I can empty a box!

Mary said...

An empty bin is almost as good as a finish! Your friend sent you lovely fabric and you did her proud.

Marie said...

Wow, two great examples of paying it forward, and lovely quilts to boot.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Great work and finishes - now what will you do with that empty box :)

We had some sun today but then the rain finally came. My fuchsia's STILL have some flowers on them - our winter was not cold enough to stop them growing. I guess it will be more for me to cut back when I start gardening/clearing out the winter rubbish next month. Hope you had a nice Sunday.

rondiquilts said...

Always a great feeling to reach a goal! Wish I was as successful as you are at reaching them. I love the book you referred to. It looks as if your two quilts could've been plucked from the pages.

Rondi

Maryse said...

Beautiful, I love this pattern! When you make HST's for a quilt like this one, do you press your seams to one side or open?

Sharron Keck said...

Your emptying your box encouraged me to continue working on emptying my orphan block box. I have lots of different types of orphans but worked on 4 types in the last week or so, including 25 of the 16-patches you showed us some time ago. I like your zigzag quilt a lot! And I like that you use every little bit of material you have.

Quiltdivajulie said...

SO much goodness came out of that now-empty box -- wow.

chris said...

You're a legend & inspiration - perhaps I should get off the computer & starting sewing - forget the washing & cleaning & find a cook!!!! So now - the studio is on the agenda for later today - thank you Wanda!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Isn't it funny something comes into your stash and lives there a long time, and then suddenly you know just how to use it! I love that. And I really like your zig zag!

patty a. said...

Love the zig zag quilt! I love the way the red is smattered through out the piece. An empty container is a good thing!

June D said...

What a great gift - and wonderful that you used or have use for all the pieces!