Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Inspiration - Katie's Quilt

My Friend Katie did up this Zig Zag quilt!





I believe this was Katie's first quilt.  She did an amazing job!  I love her fabric choice and her piecing was awesome!!  I did freehand straight lines to echo the zig zag and am very pleased with how it turned out!  It certainly gives it a modern feel.

...also a new discovery!  She brought over a sheet for the backing fabric that she got at IKEA and it quilted up beautifully!  Note to self...IKEA...cheap...backs...different colors...Oh Yea!!!

And here are my inspirations for the last couple of weeks!  Thanks for all the inspirations!!



...and


  1. Rippling Along, 2. antique berry basket, 3. blue canisters - new window, 4. The August Break 04, 5. Good Morning Sun Rug, 6. Kitchen shelf, 7. Bedroom, 8. Untitled, 9. IMG_3893

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

~Jenny~ 

11 comments:

Natalie said...

wow! the quilt and the quilting are stunning!!! great job to both of you! I am definitely going to have to try out the ikea sheet trick :)

Staci said...

What a wonderful quilt! I just love it.

RobinStar Quilting said...

The freehand straight line quilting looks great! Pam will be so proud...she loves freehand. I don't have an IKEA but I am going to look on line to buy a back for my zigzag quilt.

Becca said...

There's a lot of nice eye candy here!

Heather A said...

What an amazing first quilt! Such fabulous colour balance and execution! I'll bet she's hooked now since she's obviously mastered many techniques with this gorgeous zigzag. I love how the "diamond fabric" (which I recently used in my first solo quilt) got jumbled when pieced. It gives it character.

Pam said...

what a great post Jenny!!! love the texture you get w that quilt back!!! miss you... xoxox pam

Dinah said...

So many lovely quilts! I especially like "Sunshine on a Cloudy Day" and "Round Robin". Just beautiful!

summerfete said...

Lovely zig zag quilting!
I always use sheets for backing, so much easier!
Although the quilt police dont agree LOL

Clare

Kim Walus said...

Came over from Jodi's blog. What a fun place to visit. I look forward to visiting often. Loved your friends zigzag quilt too! Your quilting is beautiful too!

Pots and Pins said...

Hi! I am so happy Pleasant Home posted about you today so I could find your blog! Everett? I live in Sammamish! One day I'd love to have a get-together with all of the Northwest blog/quilters...we could entertain ourselves for hours! Love your quilts! xo, Nan

Pam L. said...

Hi Jenny, Happy Birthday! What a nice surprise for you. Quick question about the zigzag quilting - do you use a ruler or are your zigzags freehand? I've heard that straight lines are difficult on a longarm. On Friday, I'm going to quilt my first quilt on a rental longarm - wish me luck!
thanks
Pam (London, Canada)