Sunday, January 22, 2012

Design Wall Monday-January 23, 2012

 Here is the finished top, and I've already started quilting it! It went together very quickly. I started on this on Wednesday or Thursday and finished the top yesterday morning. I bought the fleece, brought it home and pinned it yesterday. I began to quilt the curvy lines on the zigs yesterday and finished two of them today...that leaves 9 more if you count the borders to the left and right of the zigs.

All the fabric for the top is from my stash...but I did have to buy the backing. The quilt is 62 inches wide, just a bit wider than fleece. I didn't want to buy nearly four yards and have bunches left so I used the John Flynn diagonal piecing method. I found his instructions online years ago and saved them. I went back to look at the photos, but he has removed them. If you're interested I've described the method here.

The quilting pattern is very simple...just curves and swirls in the colored and background zigs.  I've done two of them and I like it. It's hard to see in the photos I took, so here is a sketch I did on the pattern picture I printed out.

It's a little difficult to see here but in the purple and the background zig above it I've quilted swirls, going opposite directions. I'm using green variegated thread in the background and color that matches the zigs in the colored ones.

The backing is grey fleece and the quilting shows up pretty well there.  If I finish this before the end of the month, this will be my third finish this  year...I just hope I can keep the momentum up.

If you want to see what other quilters have on their design walls, check out Judy's blog.

9 comments:

Beth said...

I just posted a top pieced just like this on Judy's Design wall Monday. Great Minds think alike! your 'zigs' are easier to see as mine are BUSY BUSY fabrics! I loved making this and will use this pattern again for a quick top.

Kare said...

I really like the quilting design. Did you load the quilt sideways? Thanks for the backing tutorial!

Bonnie said...

love that zigzag quilt. And, wow you are fast. Keep up that quilting and it will be done before you know it. Well, maybe before you know it! Nice job.

Quilty Conscience said...

What a fun cheerful top! It brightened my day. Nice job! Toni

Dee Dee said...

What a fun quilt. I have been tempted to try this method to make a zig-zag quilt but wasn't sure how hard it might be, your quilt turned out perfect. Guess I am going to have to it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

It looks wonderful. I love the quilting design you are doing.

Cathy Tomm said...

I like how bright and cheery this quilt is. I also like what you have planned to do for quilting. I see you are making good progress on your UFO list.

Alycia said...

I love it! Great colors and yummy backing

Gari said...

I really like your quilting design. I have been looking for a design for a border and this just might be what I need. And your quilting looks great.

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