Wednesday, June 22, 2011

::Inspiration:: this way and that

Lines that run sharply this way and that are much upon our minds lately.  Whether they're chevrons or herringbone or zig zags or ripples, I'm feeling it too.  The jagged, running energy is a welcome pick-me-up, especially when invested with loads of color.  Here's what's inspiring me today:

herringbone quilt.


*this vibrant "Herringbone Quilt" by Holly of Bijou Lovely for do. Good Stitches.


 *Chevron shoebox wall art.  Tutorial at Spunky Junky.  


*a zig-zag quilt-along led by Angela of Cut to Pieces.


*ripple crochet in colors just nuanced enough by Kyoto-jp, found through Pinterest.


*the perfect herringbone block pattern.  Designed by Lee of Freshly Pieced for Fat Quarterly.


*this pillow tutorial by Dana, working from striped fabric.

March-2011-for-Muriel-2


*an understated, yet stunning block by lieblings decke.

Now I'm sure you have zig zags on the mind! Hope you don't mind a tidbit of new inspiration.  Have a lovely, creative day!

15 comments:

  1. that crocheted pillow is to die for.

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  2. I love all these zigzags! And that top quilt photo is amazing. The colours are stunning.

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  3. Love all the zig zags! They're always on my mind! :) Thanks for the herringbone quilt love Rachel! xoxo

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  4. Beautiful inspiration, the lieblings decke block is awesome.

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  5. Such pretty inspirations pictures, I surely have zig zags on my mind now!

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  6. gorgeous inspiration! I am having a hard time doing my first half square triangles for the quilt a long I am in. They were all great before I sewed them together lol now not one of them lines up perfectly and it drives me INSANE! UGH!

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  7. Great post. I especially liked the shoebox wall art.

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  8. very fun! and I just saw a link through a link on facebook for a homemade chevron rug.

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  9. I love the zigzag, I have to make a

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  10. I'm obsessed with zigzags at the moment and herringbone is coming in as a close second.

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  11. Thanks for including my herringbone block! : )

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  12. love it! i made a zig zag quilt a few years ago and would love to do another, but i'm not sure i have the patience right now :) thanks for the inspiration!!

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  13. I agree about the crocheted pillow. It is so cute. I guess some of the blocks are just string block rectangles rather than squares.

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  14. I love the zig zag quilt! I'm starting a little series on my blog on scrap quilts (specifically foundation pieced ones using a stitch and flip method) and the herringbone pattern would adapt perfectly!

    Thanks for getting me thinking about a new pattern to lay them out in!

    All the best- Chris

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