Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Inspired

So.  We were inspired. 

My SIL and I were inspired by this cute, cute quilt over at Cluck, Cluck, Sew .  We decided we needed one for ourselves.  We swapped some fabrics, manicured our stashes and whipped up some ziggy fun.


This baby quilt is actually going to a sweet, little bundle of joy that will be arriving in our family very soon. My SIL is making a twin size zig zag quilt for her son's bed and I'm working on one more (throw size) to be used for snuggle time around here.


This simple pattern is great for using up scraps.  And, to add a little bit of "freshness" to my stash, my SIL (Brittany) and I swapped some fabrics.  It was great!  The binding was left over from my Sugar and Spice [Americana Style] quilt and the backing...well, the backing was not something I would normally pick, but it grew on me.  It had all the right colors and what could be better for a little boy than turtles and snails ? 


The thing I liked the most about making this quilt is how fast it was to quilt.  I think I got it all sandwiched together and quilted in about an hour!


This was a very different type of quilt for me.  Ultra mod.  Very graphic.  I think it goes to show that with cute fabrics and great colors; a simple quilt can still be a beautiful quilt.  Thanks Allison for the inspiration!

21 comments:

Sherri said...

Love this quilt...I've been wanting to make a zig zag quilt too...and wow...this went together so fast!

trish said...

Cute cute cute!! :o)
You have passed on an inspiration to me. I have several 1/2 squares sewn for a pinwheel, but I may put them together as you did. :o) Thanks!
Have a great day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

allsewnup said...

What a beauty! I love the colours.

Carolyn

traceyjay said...

It is cute! Ziggy quilts are definitely growing on me... I like how you've done your colors here. :)

Needled Mom said...

I love it....so bright and colorful for a little one.

Cassie said...

Okay--where do I find the tutorial?! I need to make this for my friend... and maybe one for myself! So cute! The turtles are darling, too.

Cynthia said...

I absolutely love it, I want to make one!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Cute quilt. Love those fabrics!

Suzanne said...

Great quilt! and I love the backing!

Elizabeth said...

Oh. My. Zig. Zaggedy. Quilty. Goodness! That is awesome and totally inspiring! I could totally make that quilt from my stash! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

Very cute! I need to put this on my to-do list.

SheilaC said...

TOO Cute, the colors are great and I love dots!!

SheilaC

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way that the colours progress. yummy!

Jackie said...

It's a gorgeous quilt and the quilt handler is a cutie too!

Dottie said...

Its adorable! I love that blog. Look how old Blake is getting!

Rae Ann said...

So way cute you two! Love the colors and the pattern is adorable. Great job! You two get an "A" for manicuring those stashes!

Alisa said...

It's beautiful! I LOVE the backing. I have a wee little bit of that print in my stash in orange.

Terry said...

Honestly, in an hour?! You are so inspiring! I'm not as frightened about making a quilt as I was before! :) Absolutely adorable!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

It is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration for one of my next projects.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Amber...
I found your blog through my friend Rae Ann because you won her fun giveaway!
I love your zig-zag quilt and I've made one too...I call it my ric-rac quilt. I havn't had it quilted yet and I'm thinking of adding on to make it larger.
I'm glad I came over for a visit...you have a really cute blog!
x
Lori
Bee in my Bonnet

Allison said...

It turned out fab! And I love your patterns..especially the medallion one...love it!