My Zig-Zag by Janquilter

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-08-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-11-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

When I saw +Rebecca's zig-zag baby quilt I was inspired to give that design a try. I made myself use only fabric in my stash and I wanted the whole rainbow. My plan is to quilt it by hand with perle cotton.
 
November 15, I have finished the quilting, now I need to make the binding and get it sewn on.
 
November 19, I have finished it! I did the binding last night. I love the look of the stitches on the back of the quilt.

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Loves

cedacanthus
Rivki
Tenar
Azjune
Loraclare
Purlewe
Saruqa

Comments

True

WOW gorgeous...did you use same method as Rebecca? This will be amazing when done, well it is already amazing. How large is it and how long will it take to hand quilt it. Just wonderful:-)

Janquilter

Thanks, True . It is not large...maybe 40 x 50 inches? I did use the same technique as Rebecca .

Quilt455

This is beautiful. I love your color choices.

Sewzalot

Your quilt is beautiful. A zig-zag rainbow.

Janquilter

Thanks everyone. Choosing the colors was really fun. The construction was a bit of a challenge, but it got done, so I am happy about that. I measured it and it s 32 x 44.

Mymble

Really great- love your color choices and it looks like a lot of very careful precision sewing- great job!

Juicyapplecreations

Just wonderful!

Terryt1955

Every time I see a zigzag I want to try one. Just love the look of this one! I can't fathom being able to make all those triangles match up. For me I need to gt some more experience under my belt before tackling this one. Good for you on your success!

Janquilter

Thanks again for all the nice comments. While the quilt is challenging, I did hit my stride after the first 3 rows and it went more smoothly as I went along. Since I am a speed-piecer, I needed to slow down and be attentive.

Purlewe

This quilt makes my heart sing! I might need to put this as a back burner project for one day.

Janquilter

Thank you, Purlewe . I kind of felt that way myself when I got the idea...had to move on it!

Robotmomsews

Oh this is SO pretty! I love the rainbow effect! Absolutely stunning!

Janquilter

Thank you, Robotmomsews . I used quarter square triangles for mine...learned a lot! :-)

Caribousmom

Another one I somehow missed! Love zig zags and this one is terrific - especially the rainbow of colors. Really lovely!

Janquilter

Thanks, Wendy. I kind of want to get to the quilting soon!

Loraclare

Ooohh! Zig Zags and rainbow! I love this! I want a zigzag quilt, but I'm kinda scared of trying to make one.

Janquilter

Thanks, Loraclare . Please go ahead and try one. It was a new thing for me to learn, but well worth it.

Katisquilting

Oooh, it looks gorgeous already Jan! Are you going to use contrasting perle cotton? It will look awesome when it's done!

Janquilter

Thank you, Katisquilting . I will be using perle cotton but I am not sure if I will use contrast, or color-match the thread to each color in the quilt. I guess it will depend on how many colors of perle I can find!

Katisquilting

I think it would be really fun if you did contrast in the same colors as the top. Just and idea smiley

Tenar

It's gorgeous! The wonderful thing about perle cotton is that it comes in far, far more colours than standard quilting thread. Plus it shows up nicely, which is good when you've been to all that effort. I use perle #8 and I think it's either a #8 or a #9 between needle, with a standard rocking stitch but slightly larger stitches (8 to the inch on the top side) than I'd do with standard quilting thread. It's easier and it goes along faster.

As for the colours, what quilting design are you planning to use? You could use different colours in different sections, but then that depends on how far each motif covers different fabric colours. Or black would be a classic choice. Curvy designs would look lovely here, and, erm, you know that I'm trying to convert everyone to Welsh quilting, right?

Janquilter

LOL Tenar . I have bought #5 perle and color matched the fabrics. I plan on quilting with the design...1/4 inch inside the seam line. I think I will need an embroidery needle because the perle is thicker.

Tenar

Apparently you can get betweens going down to a #5, I just checked on the John James website. Do you use rocking stitch or stab stitch?

Janquilter

With this quilting, I will likely use more or less a stab stitch. My plan is for a fairly large stitch...about 1/4 inch both for the stitch and for the space between. I will look at my betweens and see what I have...running out of time for shopping. :-) We leave for a trip in the morning.

Tenar

Makes sense. I suspect that with a certain thickness of thread, you'll reach a point where rocking stitch just isn't practical, even if you do prefer it most of the time. From my experience with perle #8, the main thing I'd say to watch out for is burying the knot. A good thick thread with nice big stitches is going to look wonderful on this quilt!

Janquilter

Tenar , thank you for all your input. I appreciate the kind comments. I did find a #3 between...will try it but also have the embroidery needles for back up.

True

Your hand stitching just adds to the loveliness of this quilt!

Terryt1955

Oh I am drooling over your hand stitching. It just puts this quilt over the top with it. LOVE!

Janquilter

True and Terryt1955 , Thank you for the kind comments. It has turned out better than I thought it would!

Caribousmom

Love the hand quilting! This came out so beautifully!

Janquilter

Caribousmom Thank you! I have the binding made and this afternoon I will machine sew it on, then do the hand finishing while watching football tonight.

Chandra

I love it, this is beautiful.

Janquilter

Chandra Thank you!

Sblprl1

Very Nice!

Janquilter

Sblprl1 Thanks!

Strandkorbtraum

Oh my that's beautiful, I like that you used the richer darker colours for your rainbow and not the almostneon kind. And the quilting looks really good.

Janquilter

Strandkorbtraum Thank you! The colors choices were based on what was in my stash...I didn't shop for this one until the backing.

Rebeccajeffsmith

I love the colors of this quilt! It's stunning! Your stitching really sets it off; I like how you matched colors so well (thread & fabric).

Janquilter

Rebeccajeffsmith Thank you! I had fun finding the right thread colors...it was a challenge with some of the reds.

cedacanthus

I see your rainbow zigzag! I think it looks lovely, and I love your hand-quilting!

Janquilter

cedacanthus Thank you! Yours really reminded me of mine. Working in all the colors is so fun, isn't it?

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