Tuesday, April 10, 2012

hopelessly addicted

You know you're hopelessly addicted to Patchwork when...

limey zigzags

you're sad to admit, if only to yourself, that you find the whole process of piecing together the 28 half square triangle blocks that make up this zigzag strip so Completely Tedious that you declare you would never, Ever making a zigzag quilt this way...

hopelessly addicted

but as soon as the last seam is pressed, a big ole grin breaks out on your face and a warm affection coupled with a sort of silly wonder springs up in your heart as you begin to imagine the zigzag quilt you would so love to start Right. This. Minute.

Project:  Faith circle charity quilt with do. Good Stitches.
Fabrics:  Meet the Gang by Creative Thursday, Central Park by Kate Spain, Modern Whimsy by Laurie Wisbrun, Lotus by Amy Butler
Addict: my silly old self.  And maybe, there's a possibility, you too.

33 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what magic that last seam can do? I am looking forward to more photos of this zigzag quilt, I'm sure it will be happening!

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  2. I might be addicted too ! I'm making wonky stars for a baby quilt and everytime I'm done with one print (I'm making 6 stars/print and I've got 8 of them), I'm telling myself that I will change the design because there is no way I'm making more... but I do make more !

    I love, love, love the fabrics/zig zag !!

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  3. I love me some zigzags and just think about the finished product every time I think about all of those triangles and pressing!

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  4. You just articulated that [all too familiar] feeling so perfectly! Oh, the emotional roller coaster that is quilting.

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  5. Look at those lovely points. Of course you feel that way. It's like labor pains. How can you not want to do more when you see such a beautiful result?

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  6. yep! that's the way it goes. wonderfully exciting moments sandwiched in between lots of tedium.:) your green zigzag is gorgeous by the way!

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  7. I love the colours of this quilt. My son`s nickname is zigzag and I have to make him a zigzag quilt!

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  8. I so totally understand. I have 350 of the 500 needed hst completed for a quilt - I can't believe I have made so many and need so many more - but I love it!

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  9. Just finished a zig zag quilt. Love it. Certainly doing more of them.

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  10. Looks lovely. I finished zig zag tote but it was made out of triangles. Looking forward more pictures!

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  11. I totally feel the EXACT same way. I mean if you think about it, the whole process of quilting is like this. Who in there right mind would cut up perfectly good cloth into itty-bitty pieces, only to sew it back together again.

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  12. Lovely zig-zag! And yes, patchwork is addicting like that. Sometimes the process is a little tedious, but so gratifying.

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  13. Is everyone making their row a different color? A rainbow zigzag would be an amazing dgs quilt! Your fabric choices are great, so springy.

    I don't remember last seam gratification, it seems like I haven't done much patchwork in weeks! I miss it.

    P.S. I kind of can't wait for you to see my first project run and play projects because it is inspired by one of your tutorials. If you beg, I just might send you a sneaky peak :)

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  14. Absolutely! The tedium gets me when I'm putting all the pieces of the quilt together - that is after I've made the parts and put them up on the design wall and thought - yep, that's how I want it.

    A good book on tape helps with the dull parts :)

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    1. Yes, that's EXACTLY where it gets me. I can enjoy most all other parts, but once I can already "see" it, it's hard to push through to actually putting it together.

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  15. Yes, I hear you.
    That last seam means that the possibilities are endless.

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    1. Suddenly they are. Finishing is such a rush I guess.

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  16. It looks gorgeous!
    I love that feeling when it's all done and you iron it out and breathe a sigh of relief.....until you have to quilt, back and bind...=D

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  17. Love this, I'm sure it is really addicting.

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  18. Hmm, I've just finished piecing just shy of 200 QSTs into zig zags, and I'm not sure that's any less tedious. Less piecing mind you, if you were doing lots of zig zags...

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  19. This is going to be one awesome quilt.

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  20. It IS beautiful.....and the colors..Wow! My favorite.
    I'm that way about some of my knitting, but I love to knit delicate doilies.

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  21. You are cracking me up! And you have a glimpse into my psyche -I'm so the same way! I did not enjoy making the plus mini I recently finished for the scrap attack...but I LOVE it and look at it every day with happiness, thinking about how good it would look in other color combos...and I'm not too fond of my current project either-lots of tedious circles, but I can already tell the end result is gonna sink it's hooks in me...

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  22. The green on that is fantastic. I love the zigzag pattern. So inpired to start my own!

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  23. It's lovely, Rachel! Go for the quilt!

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  24. Lovely HST's and colour. Can see a gorgeous quilt from these :-).

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  25. most definitely! though i am usually stitching by hand, so the process is infinitely longer in the making...but i can still so identify with that feeling!

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  26. ha! That is so totally my experience when using loads of HSTs in a project. That's a happy strip of zigs and zags!

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  27. I just made the Zigzag tote from Zakka Style and I can totally relate! I loved making it and I'm going to do more of them for something else!
    Love the colors of your zigzags and looking forward to seeing the quilt all done!

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  28. Oh my gosh, I need to make a quilt like this now! I love the zig zag, and the lime green <3 my favorite color!

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