Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Picnic Parade Zig Zag Quilt


I am happy to share that for Blogger's Quilt Festival, I finished my oldest UFO.  I joined the Old Red Barn Quilt Along group on flickr in July of 2009.  I selected Jenean Morrison's rainbow colored Picnic Parade line and paired it with khaki Kona cotton for this zig zag round that was led my Amy. (Tutorials are here.)



My progress was halted by a few sewing mistakes (not trimming the HSTs, so ripping apart and redoing a portion of the quilt), other projects that had to be completed for gifts, my husband traveling & other life happenings. (Please tell me I am not the only one that this happens to?!)



I'm pleased with the end result now that the quilt is finished and it was worth the wait!  The back (above) was pieced with leftover pieces from my fat quarter set, a bit of kona and Picnic Parade yardage.  This quilt was a great learning experience for me: all the HSTs, more stitch in the ditch quilting than I have done in the past and using the guide on my walking foot rather than taping everything as I've done in the past.  If you're interested in making your own, check out the tutorial link above... online quilt alongs are great for learning as you have so many opportunities to ask questions and share your quilting quandries with others.  

Thanks for stopping by to see my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival!



To see all the other entries in this Fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival, go to Amy's blog for all the links.

35 comments:

Crystal Hendrix said...





Very pretty! Love it! :D I am really into color wheel type of quilts these days :D

felicity said...





Gorgeous quilt! I love your choice of background fabric - unconventional, yet extremely effective. I'm loving the ROYGBIV-esque look, too. Thanks for sharing it!

Alisa said...





It is so beautiful! You must be glad you finished it, even if it took a long time.

Lauren P said...





I love your quilt! The colors and pattern are awesome! I like the way you pieced the back too!

Katie B. said...





Beautiful! My quilt festival entry is a zigzag quilt too. I really love what you did with the back.

Rachaeldaisy said...





What a fun, colourful gorgeous quilt!!

Poppyprint said...





You're not the only one!! Your quilt is beautiful and I love that last photo - it looks like something right out of a quilting book.

Anita in Florida said...





Very pretty Southwest quilt...I love the 'beigey' background...gives it a real feel of the West!

CBear said...





So awesome! i just love it...

Christine M said...





Lovely quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...





Wow what a great quilt! Love the color combination.

Catherine said...





Really love your version of the zig-zag quilt. Love how you've done a colour graduation and how you've pieced the back. Your choice for the solid colour is just perfect for those fabrics! LOVE it!!

Beth Gracie said...





beautiful! i love when a back is as interesting as a front. nice work!

Sinta Renee said...





I really love your ziggy quilt. So fun!and the back is great also!

Barb said...





What a fun quilt!

Kaye Prince said...





Just lovely! Zigzags make me so happy!

Sarah Craig said...





Such a beautiful quilt, and I love the back as much as the front!! Thanks for sharing!

Denise :) said...





How pretty -- I love your back, too! It feels wonderful to get out from under a UFO, doesn't it? Especially when the finished project is so gorgeous! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





I really like your Picnic Parade Zig Zag Quilt Karen. Perfect fabrics for the pattern! I wouldn't have thought of khaki, but I love it with the rainbow of colors. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...





I love the colours in your quilt. I don't usually go for soft colours but these ones really appeal. They make me think of adobe houses and the desert.

AnnieO said...





That is a zinging zig zag quilt! I made one this year too but with a different tutorial. Aren't other quilter's brains for coming up with patterns great? The learning curve on each quilt shortens the steps for the next one--trimming HST is a lesson everyone learns ONCE, lol. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story.

BJ said...





Very, very nice quilt. Great job!

RuffHaven said...





Great color choice ! I am adding this to my list of quilts to revisit
Marianne

free indeed said...





Very lovely finish. I too started that quilt along and just let it sit unattended for this long. I got it finished last month and gave it to my newest grandson. I'm glad to have finished it too. I think if I ever do the zigzag again, I'll use strips rather than hst. I found it a pain that the whole quilt was hst.

moira said...





just lovely - love the back as well.

Carol said...





Ooh I love seeing it done with the khaki color. Gives a very different feel to the design. The back is gorgeous too.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...





Great job finishing your UFO - I really like the tan background look with the zig zags. It really adds a lot of contrast. The pieced background is very pretty too!
Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

passingdowncrazy said...





Very cool!!!

Elizabeth D. said...





Wow, I really love this! I especially love the sashing you chose, it really makes your bold zig zags pop out!

amandajean said...





good for you for finishing up an old UFO. that feels great, doesn't it? your quilt is oh-so-beautiful!

Leslie said...





i love this. it looks so great with the khaki neutral

Kim D. said...





Very pretty Quilt! It's so cheerful and fun with the bright colors.

Diane said...





Love it! I love that you used a neutral other than white on this... it looks great.

schmidt1016 said...





I really like the richness that the khaki background gave to this quilt. It has a very soothing vibe. Love it!

Leslie S. in MN
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Eileen said...





great quilt. just love how the fabrics move across and down your quilt. very nice! thanks for sharing and have a great day