Saturday, 29 September 2018

zigzag finish

Way back in December last year I dipped into my 'outback wife' fabrics to make my 'zig zag' quilt. These lovely barkcloth florals are a really interesting fabric, with a unique texture and vintage vibe. I loved reading the design stories about these fabrics too, like this one here about Elaine - follow the link to check out more.

I'm a big fan of LeeAnn from niftyquilts work and my initial inspiration for the 'zig zag' quilt came from this photo here that I had saved ages ago.

I had my quilt custom quilted by Leeanne from 'quiltmekiwi'. I find it’s always a tricky thing, deciding on a machine quilting pattern that doesn’t compete with or overpower the actual piecing. Leeanne-my-quilter lives up north, so we chatted via email quite a bit, with lots of photos going back & forth, before I settled on a quilting pattern.

And when it’s being quilted ‘away from home’ I never know if I’ve made the right decision until the quilt comes back to me. However, if you look closely I'm sure you will agree, the quilting on this is amazing. 

- meet Johnny, my little helper today

A few quilt stats:
Pieced by sewing up HSTs
 - lots of 'zigzag' tutorials can be found online, like this one here
Fabrics included 'outback wife' and a selection of other scrappy bits from my stash
I used a Jen Kingwell stripe that had been sitting in my stash for sometime for the binding.
Cotton batting
Finished quilt measures 52" x 62"
Heaps of inspiration for a 'zigzag' quilt can be found here
I'm very excited to get this one finished.

Linking up with Myra for 'finished (or not) Friday' here at busyhandsquilts
with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here at quiltingismorefunthanhousework
and with Kelly here at myquiltinfatuation for 'needle and thread Thursday'


  1. LeeAnn of niftyquilts is an inspiration to a lot of us :-)

  2. It’s a great pattern for using up scraps and the quilting works well. Your helper definitely approves. Congratulations on your lovely finish.

  3. You chose well, my friend, and the quilting enhanced an already beautiful quilt!

  4. Ooh, this is lovely. The quilting is beautiful (thanks for that picture of the back) and really works well with your zig-zags. I love the Outback Wife fabrics and you definitely have the knack of using them to make stunning quilts.

  5. Absolutely lovely, the pretty dainty flower backing and the marvellous quilting sets it off beautifully! Johnny is gorgeous!

  6. That's really lovely - I think the binding is snazzy!

  7. It is a beautiful finish Linda. The fabrics, the quilting, all of it.

    But my heart skipped a beat when I saw that binding fabric....I need some! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  8. What a lovely quilt with a beautiful baby on it, too! Great fabric and quilting choices.

  9. Great quilt and the quilting is amazing - just perfect for it! And what a cute little helper you have!

  10. Beautiful wee grandson Linda and love the quilt!

  11. Great to have a finish and have it looking great as well. I enjoy all the different fabrics from that line. And, yes, the quilting just tops it off.

  12. This is absolutely wonderful! The colors just sing and the quilting sets the pattern off perfectly! And I'm REALLY in love with that binding!

  13. I adore the quilting on this. Your little helper looks as though he'll keep you busy!!

  14. that quilting is so pretty! And the scrappy yumminess is too, probably due to your little supervisor, right? Cute is contagious!

  15. Congratulations on your finish!
    Outback Wife fabric is gorgeous, yes.
    And Johnny is darling!

  16. I just love this quilt when I saw it as a top and now that it is quilted I love it even more--yes, the quilting is amazing and the quilt is perfectly beautiful. I bet it feels nice too. The border print just makes me drool and makes my brown eyes green. :)


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