Monday, July 21, 2008

Zig-Zag Quilt



Sewing on my new machine has been nothing but amazing. I really love how smooth it is and its nice even stitches, both something my old machine was lacking. I had started this quilt at the beginning of July, hoping that I'd be able to finish it in time for my SILs 30th birthday. I greatly overestimated how fast I could put it all together and add that to broken sewing machine situation, and it sat out for a while before I bought my new Bernina. I finally finished it this morning and I have to say I wish that I weren't giving it as a gift. But, I know she'll really enjoy it so it is worth it in the end. The pattern, the zig-zag quilt, is from Denyse Schmidt's book, but I think it's a pretty standard pattern.


It's obvious that I didn't sew the seam allowance exactly because there are absolutely not points in the zig-zags. Oh well, I still really love how it came out. And for some reason, I really thought quilting zig-zags would be really easy, but let me assure you, having to stop and start at all those points was a pain in the butt.

I decided to use the cream for the rest of the quilt because I ran out of the chocolate brown solid. I was hoping that they would have the same color at Joann's, but they didn't, so cream was the next best option. I actually like this a lot because it makes the binding stand out. This was also my first time using bamboo batting and I can only say good things about it. It is soft but not too fluffy and gives the blanket a really nice feel. I haven't washed it yet, so I suppose that'll be the final test.


There are some more pictures on my flickr, if you're interested. There will be a lot more sewing posts this week. My sewing machine and I have been busy!

11 comments:

Gem said...

This looks lovely - your SIL is a lucky lady :)

Anina said...

It's lovely. It kind of looks like rickrack.

Stephanie said...

Oh Katie, I love it! I'm sure youre SIL will be crazy about it. The colors go so well together.

I'm so happy that you're enjoying your new machine!

Philigry said...

love it! you did a beautiful job.

upstateLisa said...

Love the colors! It looks beautiful! I am also working on a zigzag quilt for my nephew-to-be!

Mary said...

Katie, it's beautiful!

erica said...

it came out very well. nice job.

Rebecca said...

awesome colors you picked. love this quilt.

susan said...

oh this turned out so nice!!
i like the cream it really sets off the brown/zigzags
and it gives it a different look having rounded points!! i like it

Marcia said...

Your zig zag quilt is awesome! I'll look forward to more projects.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous! I've been dreaming of doing some quilts from that book - this only adds to my daydreams!