Thursday, June 27, 2013

Major Progess : :

Nordika Zig Zag

Sharing the beginnings of this quilt on Monday felt so great! Taking the time to make something besides all the Birthday Crowns and the Design Team and book projects I have been working on, felt so completely necessary. The excitement of cutting into these new fabrics gave me the energy I so badly needed and had been missing to make the sewing time I do find feel productive. That enthusiasm kept me up really late and woke me up a couple of mornings extra early just to work on this quilt!

Nordika Quilt Blocks

Thirty blocks are now finished, partially quilted using my favorite quilt as you go method, sewn together, pressed, folded and waiting!

Pressing

Switching that same photo to a black & white, a little helpful trick shared with me back when I was designing my Rock & Romance Skull quilt by my sweet friend Jacey, shows the separation of the light and dark values in Jeni's Nordika collection, plus the few Pure Elements I used, and I am loving it!

Zig Zag in B & W

Just after taking these photos I explained to Haila, "okay, now we need to wait until we can get the few yards we'll need for finishing up your new quilt." My own plan was to back in MY, ahem, favorite Nordika Tulip Vines Licorice print and bind with the very pretty, aqua Stellar Skylight. As you can see, she's just as excited about receiving it as I have been about making it, and I think her plan will work out just fine!

Nordika Backing

Hoping to have this beauty ready to share early next week!  Maureen 

Updated to add -- If a tutorial for this quilt interests you, will you chime in and let me know? I hope to have my Alphabet quilt tutorial ready to share in early July and would love to share this next, if the interest is there?! Thanks!! 

60 comments:

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

What a lovely quilt, I'm amazed how quickly you put your quilts together. No wonder she is excited about getting it.

I will have to try quilt as you go sometime.

Rita McCart said...

Great colors! I started a yellow and grey quilt tuesday and am sewing all the blocks together today. Just like you a excited to see it come together! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is just gorgeous Maureen!

Ronda Nejezchleba said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Sharonius said...

Please share the tutorial! I've done a chevron quilt before using half square triangles, but I really like your color combinations, and the alternate way of sewing it together.

Paula Z in AZ said...

Maureen, this all-around Adorable :D The colors you used are fresh and fabulous! I'd be very interesting in having a tutorial for this quilt. Thanks and have a nice Thursday :D

Heather B said...

Another gorgeous quilt Maureen!! I would have been just as excited as your daughter and wouldn't want to wait either! I would love a tutorial!

pasqueflower said...

Gorgeous. I love your use of solids to break up the busy-ness of the pretty prints.

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Hi Maureen a tutorial would be great.

Gayle Bouters said...

Would love a tutorial - it's lovely.

Melissa Smith said...

Tutorial would be awesome

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Would love a tutorial!!

pkrueger said...

I would love a tutorial on this. I have a jelly roll just waiting to be used up!

Ginger said...

Beautiful. I would love any of your designs, and your favorite technique to quilt as you go I would love as well.

Kate said...

I would love a tutorial!

Liz said...

It looks really great, I can't wait to get my hands on that collection. I'm really liking the panels used for the back, such a creative idea!

Sharon S said...

Yes please. I love this fabric too. I think I'm still in a fabric coma from Quilt Market!

Meredith said...

Stunning!!! I would selfishly love a tutorial!!!

Debbie said...

This is lovely and a tutorial would be great!

Marian Collins said...

Would love a tutorial...love the quilt!

Annette said...

It's another beautiful, fabulous quilt! One of the reasons I closed my Etsy shop was because I was sewing things just to keep the shop stocked and had no time to sew for myself. So I know how badly you needed to do something for yourself!

Joyce said...

Lovely, just lovely! Would be great to have a tutorial.

Ann Dunn said...

Yes, please provide a tutorial for this pattern. I love the fabrics. Can't wait to get my hands on some of it.

judys said...

Yes please, a tutorial would be wonderful!

Janet Schultz said...

A tutorial for this would be awesome! I was trying to figure out measurements from your last posting pictures ;c)

Cindy Koll said...

I like the idea of a tutorial also! That would be great!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous. I love that fabric. Those colors are so bright and just pop.

Deborah DeBerry said...

Would love to have a tutorial!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

A tutorial would be awesome :) Your quilt is beautiful!!

patti said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! I'd love to see a tutorial!

Rachel Booth said...

Love it! And I agree - a tutorial would be amazing! :)

Kit Little said...

This is such a fun and happy looking quilt! I'd love to see a tutorial.

Mom2Caleigh said...

Yes - I would love a tutorial for this quilt!

PerspicaciouslySerendipitous said...

Yes, PLEASE -- a tutorial would be wonderful -- thank you!!!

Jean(ie) said...

It's looking good! With all that's going on, I'd say an "unassigned" project would be a good break. Love it!

jeifner said...

It looks good!

Holley said...

I would love this tutorial and the alphabet quilt tutorial! Your work is inspiring and awesome!

Rosa said...

Love your stunning quilt.Yes, please a tutorial would be welcome!

Jodi @ Tickle and Hide said...

I'd love a tutorial! I love the quilting! And all of it! I think one of the best things I've done this year is decide to make things for us. It is such a different creative process.

RoRo said...

Love your latest quilt and playing around with stitching this pattern...a tutorial would be welcome.

Malini said...

Great pattern. I would like a tutorial.
Thank you!

Serena Edwards said...

Wow you have wrangled those strong prints into such a beautiful quilt - I'm always up for a fun tutorial and am looking forward to your alphabet quilt tutorial :)

giddy99 said...

It's so gorgeous! I love the colors and design!

Gina said...

It's a stunning quilt ! Yes please ,to the tutorial !

jan said...

I love Hailas' backing choices! A tutorial would be great.
xo jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Guenther said...

Would love a tutorial on this quilt. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Would love a tutorial of this quilt, I can't wait for the alphabet quilt! I'm so excited...
Tricia
tricia_shaver@msn.com

abeullah said...

I like this quilt and would love a tutorial also. looks great in color and also love it in black and white photo

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful. I would love a tutorial on how to make one. I'm a very beginning quilter and need as much help as people are willing to give. Thank you for having this blog. I enjoy it so much.

Jeannette said...

I would love a tutorial please! I love this quilt and the fabrics.

Bonnie Finch said...

Would love a tutorial....would love to make one, or two!, of these zig zag quilts for my collection!! Please Share!!

Mikki Lawrence said...

I love this quilt! A tutorial would be SO welcome...

Donna W said...

Adorable - would love a tutorial----THANKS!

shobs said...

I have a question about your QAYG, Maureen. In this method obviously sashing is impossible. How about borders though? Would you recommend quilting the border and attaching similarly ( after assembling all the blocks of course) I am very keen on trying this but would like to know how you handle the question of borders.

La La Kids said...

I would love a tutorial. Your quilts are just beautiful.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you so much!!

Marsha L said...

Yes! Tutorial please! What a great way to use up scraps that just keep reproducing.

Linda said...

Your quilts are wonderful and inspiring. Love the tutorial and waiting to see the alphabet quilt this month. Thank you for sharing.

Katy Cameron said...

Looking great :o)

**nicke... said...

lovely lovely lovely!!!