Friday, September 12, 2014

Zig Zag Quilt Revisited

What do you do with a little baggie full of 2" cut miscellaneous fabric squares?



Well, remember the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt I made back in May?  I decided to revisit this pattern!



 And I am so pleased I did! 


Not only did I use up all the cut squares (and even a few more bits out of the scrap bin) but I also used this nubby eyelash striped fabric that had been languishing in my stash.  I adore the striped look with all those colored squares!


And with all the color on the front, I easily found a wonderful red older fabric for the backing.  I love it when a beautiful quilt rises from a stack of unloved fabric!




And while I am sharing finishes, I wanted to provide a link to Julie's quilt over at  Floribunda Quilts.  Her quilt is made from the same block just in a different layout.  I love it!  Thanks for sharing Julie!


100 Quilts for Kids


My little scrap quilt will be sent off with all the others to Bags of Love as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids event hosted by Quilts in the Queue.  There is still time to join in!





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20 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

Great scrap quilts! Love the blue/black and white one.

Frances said...

Great use of your nubby fabric.

Sheryl said...

The background fabric works so wonderfully with the squares.

Rebecca Grace said...

It is so much fun to see the same quilt pattern take on a totally different character with a different palette of colors and fabrics. I LOVE how that eyelash stripe fabric plays with this pattern. What a fun, cheerful quilt. Congratulations!

Michele said...

That is just fabulous and hurray to you for using up all those bits.

Sil said...

It look gorgeous! :)

Angela Atkins said...

Love that fabric with all of the stripes of fabric--I thought it was handquilted that way at first. It's a great scrap quilt!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like how the quilting you did sets off the difference between the background fabric and squares, too!

Jasmine said...

Such a fun finish. I also love making things out of fabric that has been languishing in my stash. This quilt has great texture. Too bad I can't feel it through the screen.

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

love your zig zag quilt!

Mina said...

That looks like a totally fun quilt!

Barb N said...

I am always amazed at how you come up with so many different ways to use up those bits and pieces left behind. Great quilt - love that blue fabric for the background. And Julie's red quilt is great, too!

Kris said...

Love how those scrap quilts turned out. So fun and bright.

LiseyLu said...

I love the blue scrap quilt. I think I just waved goodbye to my plans to clean house today in favor of sorting scraps.

Sandra Walker said...

I LOOOVE this little quilt! It just makes me fall in love all over again with how very COOL quilting is: the subtle nuances a simple change in orientation of a block, or a minor change in the make-up of a block can lead to a completely different look!

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your scappy quilt. Gorgeous colours ans such a wel choosen backing!! Thanks fr sharing!
Love from Amsterdam

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That is really lovely - the black and white with the blue is a great colour scheme!

Vicki in MN said...

I really like this idea, and wouldn't cha know I happen to have a bunch of 2.5" cut! Pinning for this winter!!

Kacey said...

I love the blue background! Makes for quite a cheery quilt :-)

M-R Charbonneau said...

Such a great way to use up bits of fabric! It's beautiful, Cynthia!