Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt : :

A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt

Today I'm thrilled to share with you my very first quilt finish of this new year, my Diamond Zig Zag Quilt!

A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt in Minimlaista!

This pattern was created using a quilt as you go method similar to the one I share for my Herringbone Quilt Tutorial, and is made up of Art Gallery Fabric's beautiful Minimalista collection and four of their soft & silky coordinating Pure Element solids in Coral Reef, Honey, Cozumel Blue, and Ash that I ordered from the Intrepid Thread!

Minimalista & Solids

This quilt pattern is something I quickly sketched up when my Minimalista fabrics arrived, inspired by the modern design of each print and the four various colors that make up this pretty collection. Although I had worried at first that my idea was a bit too simplistic, I never wavered, and I'm so glad I saw it through!

Minimalista Quilt Plans!

Diamond Zig Zags in Minimalista!

For my quilting I used lots and lots of Aurifil! First a variegated spool of gray to add a dense, straight line quilting throughout the solid fabric areas of each palette panel, and my final quilting was done using four colors of 50wt from Pat Bravo's gorgeous & handy Aurifil thread collections!

Aurifil for Minimalista!

Halfway there!

From Pat Bravo's Aurifil Thread Collections!

Keeping with the modern style of this quilt, I finished my binding in Minimalista's very strong Optical Noir print, and for my backing I chose a gray chevron flannel to keep it soft and cozy, like all quilts should be!

Bound in Optical Noir

A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt

It feels so good to have this first quilt finish, although I'm running quite a bit behind schedule with everything these days! The good news is, my project pile up has turned into a party of pretty big finishes that I'll now have the pleasure to share in the weeks ahead! And after that, if you're all still interested, be sure to let me know, I do hope to circle back to this quilt idea to offer as a pattern, maybe with a little twist! What do you think?

  Maureen 

81 comments:

  1. This is stunning Maureen, wow! Congratulations on your first finish, hoping to see many more in 2014!! =D

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    1. I have three more quilts very close to being finished! March is going to be a great quilt month for me. Thanks, Sarah!! :)

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  2. Love!! Yes, a pattern please!

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  3. I haven't tried a QAYG yet and really love this one. It is so graphic without being fussy and different depending on orientation, interesting. Pure Element solids are yummy. Congrats.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it! QAYG is something I really enjoy, it's not for everyone, but I personally love that process and am always working to design new qayg quilt patterns!

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  4. That is a great quilt and it is a quilt as you go too. Please due a tute on it or a patteren.

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  5. Yes, please! A pattern would be ubercool!

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful! Your pictures are stunning!

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  7. The minute I saw this on FB, I said to myself that I MUST make this quilt. Absolutely love everything about this design. So YES please, just as soon as possible!!!

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  8. It turned out beautiful! Would love to have a pattern for it, great job!

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  9. The fabrics are perfect for this quilt. I certainly would be interested in the pattern> Thanks for sharing another beauty!!

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  11. This is lovely! Thank you for sharing. Would love a tutorial or pattern.

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  12. Defnitely a pattern. It is just breathtaking. You've do it again!! And a pattern would be fabulous! I adore the binding! Wow!! That binding is perhaps my favorite part!

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  13. This looks beautiful as usual, just gorgeous!

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  14. This is beautiful! I love the second picture and direction better :-).
    Lovely!

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  15. This is such a gorgeous quilt!! I hope that you will make a pattern for this along with a tutorial. Great fabric choices too!
    Dawn : )

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  16. Love this one! The bold use of color is so striking!

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  17. Beautiful and fun! I love it and want to make one, too!

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  18. Quilt Gorgeous! Pattern? Yes Please!

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  19. So how big is this quilt?

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    1. Oops, sorry, I do need to be better about added those details. It finished at approximately 62" x 62," a really nice throw size!

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  20. Very beautiful quilt, I love the impact of the solid colors.

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  21. WOAH this is cool. You have vision, girl. I love it. And the binding is so incredibly perfect!!

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  22. Striking! I would LOVE to get (buy?) the pattern. Jelly roll friendly? I have several JRs I'd like to make something with. Thanks!

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  23. Wow! I love the way in the second photo from the top, it almost looks like the photo went from color to black & white as your eye moves from left to right across the picture! I had to do a double-take! Lovely!

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  24. Wow. This quilt is truly amazing- you did an awesome job!

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  25. I love this quilt! Would love to be able to get the pattern!

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  26. The pattern and fabric choice is wonderful but the real kicker for me is the QUILTING! Wonderful! Great Job!

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  27. Wow! Very cool Maureen! Your creativity inspires me! :)

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  28. Gorgeous way to show off both the patterns and colours

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  29. Maureen, this is just gorgeous; especially with the snowy woods in the background. Perfect for your Feb or March calendar page;-)

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  30. A stunning way to photograph this quilt!

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  31. I swear, what I wouldn't give to just have one ounce of your creativity! I love this quilt!!! The fabrics really make the design stand out! It's got such a sleek modern look!!! Loooove it!!!

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  32. I tried your qayg method last year for a huge quilt i made. I worked so so well its now my favorite method for those big quilts!!
    You have also inspired me to start designing my own quilts!! I have planned out my first one, and I cant wait to start cutting and sewing it. I hope it turns out as well as yours!!
    Thanks so much!
    Jessica

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  33. Beautiful! Love the fabrics - and love how the quilt design allows them to be seen / felt! Would love to see a pattern (and more examples of the QAYG method)! :)

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    1. Thank you Kim! This pattern could work just as well without qayg, I just really like using that method when I can because I find it's so much faster for me personally than traditional quilt making, which I love as well!!

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  34. Love the beautiful quilt and the back drop for the picture.

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  35. Thank you Virginia! The snow always makes a pretty backdrop and we've had lots of it this winter!

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  36. I love this quilt and would love to have a pattern. This would be perfect for my daughter as it is so modern. Gorgeous.

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  37. Wow! Way to start the new year. I love it and would love to have a pattern.

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  38. What color thread do you use in the bobbin? Do you always match the top thread, or keep it all one color? Thanks

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  39. Oh, it's so stunning! I'd love a pattern!

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  40. I love the QAYG patterns, as it is the only way to finish quilts for loved ones, sooner than later. Thank you for posting your quilts, I also appreciate your patterns; it is inspiring me to try my hand at personalizing or designing my own. BTW I did one of the Chevron, totally scrappy, calling it a Summer Garden. Enjoy your March. Dii Vilks -ne Iowa

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  41. Very pretty quilt, I like to see patterns which are non conventional, makes the quilt so unique. Thank you for sharing. Also like your color choices. Patty

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  42. awesome quilt - love your photo locations - also love the quilt as you go patterns

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  43. This quilt is just stunning! I can't stop staring at the great combo of solids and prints. I would love love love to see a pattern for this!

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  44. I would also love for you to share a pattern with us. The quilt is just beautiful.

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  45. Absolutely gorgeous. Please offer as a pattern.

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  46. It's really striking design and love your colour choice. Would love another QAYG pattern, please.

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  47. You are so generous with your time and sharing your designs/tutorials with all of us ... thank you so much! Another QAYG pattern would be so lovely. L.O.V.E. this quilt!!!! And the fabric choices are to drool for ....

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  48. Love Love Love. A pattern would be wonderful!

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  49. Congratulations on your first finish, and what a beauty she is :)

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  50. I love it!! I can't wait to see your other finishes. You are by far one of my favorite quilter/bloggers. Your quilts and projects are ALWAYS an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  51. I just love the colors, as I have some stash similar, except for the reddish line of fabric. Is this another quilt as you go design? I think it would make a great pattern or tutorial. I went back and reviewed your herringbone quilt tutorial you referenced and just loved it! I will try that method on my next quilt! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  52. WOW! Just the burst of color I needed today...love everything about this quilt! You are definitely the "Queen of Quilts" in my opinion!

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  53. This is just beautiful! I love that it is modern & bold, but still has elements of traditional quilting. I'd love to see a pattern!

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  54. Great style, and stitching. Basically..... I love it.

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  55. Love this quilt!! It also really pops against the snow. Definitely can tell I'm done with winter!

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  56. Very nice. Love the Minimalista fabric.

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  57. Lovely! This looks like a fun quilt to make and love the bold graphic effect

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