Monday, May 13, 2013

Ziggy Strings

Happy Monday!  We're back from our annual camping trip at Hunting Island, and it was a grand way to spend Mother's Day weekend.  My mom and dad ended up joining us this year.  I'm so thankful!  Such a great way to make memories together.  I hope all you mothers had a sweet day yesterday as well!

Ziggy Strings quilt top

Feels so good to start the week off by finishing my Ziggy Strings quilt top.  Tutorial here.

ready for Festival of Strings!

Now I think I'll start to work on the quilt back and get her quilted, before going on to a sunny do. Good Stitches project waiting in the queue.  In between I'm starting audio recordings for HOMESCHOOL handmade.  Registration is this Wednesday!  I'm soooo excited with how it's coming out.  Turns out I really have a LOT to share, more than I realized.

Ziggy Strings... from scrap

Isn't it neat how a pile of fabric bits that might otherwise get tossed can metamorphose into a soft new cloth?  Aaaah the magic of patchwork.

So totally hooked.

19 comments:

  1. The quilt top is amazing, I am look forward to the finished quilt.
    I love your blog, you are so creative !!!
    Zuzana
    http://byzuzug.blogspot.sk/

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  2. Oh, I love this one! Such a marvelous use of color and the zig zags provide lots of movement. I can't wait to see how you quilt it up!

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  3. Looks good - can wait to see it all completed.

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  4. Hi Rachel, I've done this sort of block before, but never thought to put them into zig zags. Well done! They look fabulous.
    Almost all of my sewing these days is from donated fabrics for charity groups, and many of the donations are strippy bits & pieces. Its always a challenge to a) use the fabric at hand and not buy more, and b) use the scraps! Thanks for sharing this idea. Dasha

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    1. You're very welcome, Dasha! Glad to be able to help =)

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  5. Your quilt turned out so cute.

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  6. Rachel that is an amazeing string quilt. Absolutely gorgeoua.

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  7. Beautiful! Love the colour palette.

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  8. I love it! I love the touch of yellow and light pink in among the stronger colours.

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  9. I like the Ziggy!! Nice color pallette!!

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  10. Love the Ziggy strings and yes, it is amazing how fabric goes together!

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  11. What beautiful eye candy! I have a big box of strings growing and waiting in the wings for inspiration like this.

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  12. I'm loving these ziggy strings - I think this is my favourite strip design so far :)

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  13. Love, love, love your zippy!
    I'm currently binding my string along, but it doesn't have near as much ZIP as yours.

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  14. Ahhh! This turned out so pretty! I really love the colors you used. It is great to see "throw away" scraps turned into something beautiful and functional.

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  15. scraps being tossed?!? never! you are right, what wonderful cloth can be made from scraps! your ziggy cloth is absolutely wonderful!

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  16. I've been working on a ziggy quilt since reading your post! Trouble is, even though you are using up strips, you are creating them as well! More strips to use! I love how it is turning out!

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