Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

It's time once again for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side! It's a really fun celebration of all things quilty. This year, I'm sharing my latest finish, my Orange/Navy Chevron quilt. Good timing, because I actually shared my Little Folks Voile Chevron during the Fall 2010 BQF. I even took this quilt to the same spot for a photo shoot.
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I love the zigzag tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts because it's a triangle-free method of creating zigzags. If there's a triangle-free method of doing something, consider me there.

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This quilt is a high school graduation gift for my neighbor, who is going to Auburn University. The school colors are orange and navy. I was concerned I'd have trouble finding fabrics I love in that color palette...but I seriously lucked out when I found the Anchors Away line by Dear Stella. I almost overlooked the design at first because I wasn't interested in the nautical motifs, but the orange and navy ikats were perfect. From there, I quickly found the coordinating Dear Stella Dots and Orange Solid and the Lanikai Basketweave, also from Dear Stella. (Hooray, Dear Stella!)

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I love the chevron pattern for these fabrics--it's collegiate and preppy and still cool (I hope!).
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I went for a "use it up" back and put some of my extra yardage to use.

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It's all bound up on the Nautical Stripe, also from Anchors Away.

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Yes, I was a bit concerned that my little helper might push this quilt into the drink, but he was able to resist the temptation!
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I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and I'm excited to give it to our neighbor! Hop over to Amy's to check out the entries!
Amy's Creative Side

65 comments:

Brynn said...

I'm also all about avoiding triangles whenever possible :) Great use of all the colors, and I hope your neighbor likes it!

angela said...

Love that striped binding! What an awesome gift to take to college.

mennikelly said...

Love your binding choice!

Geta Grama said...

Love your quilt, Katie.I used the same tutorial to make a zig zag quilt, a few months ago. And I just realized that jelly rolls are great for this pattern.

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

This turned out so well, and the colors are stunning. Love the back, too!

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

Love your zig zag quilt! It's so lovely! Your helper is so cute too!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Ann said...

Love your quilt, Katie! I tried one of these and it was nice but not as cool as yours! That binding is great :)

B said...

That quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. :) I just finished a zig-zag quilt a couple of weeks ago - I still need to photograph it. I used the triangle method. I hadn't see the method you used - the triangles weren't too bad, but I might have went with that instead!

Toni said...

ooh, Katie, it's fabulous! I was looking for some good navy prints a few weeks ago and I think you found the perfect ones! I'm sure your neighbor is going to love it. And that picture of Luke peeking over the top is adorable!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love how this quilt looks! Lucky neighbor! Cute little quilt holder, too!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Very stunning and very striking!

Leah said...

I love love love the striped binding. And the fabric you used makes it not too football-y too. The store in Hoover that you told me about has lot of fabric for Alabama and Auburn stuff. I think the Smocking Bird does too.

Kelsey said...

Perfect quilt - love the binding! And what a lovely gift :)

Charlotte said...

love those colours - so gorgeous!

Melinda said...

Very nice! Love that striped binding!

Cecily said...

Oh, you know I love orange! What a beauty. And that chevron pattern gives you a ton of bang for your buck! Looks great and I love the other blocks you've been working on too. :)

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

I love that! It would be great for the Halloween time of the year without being "in your face" Halloween!

Sew Lovins said...

Love the fall colors and zig zag. They just pop with that white.

Kati said...

Love the colors and pattern! What a fun gift!

Kristie said...

The perfect college gift. I love the navy/ orange combo. Great job as ever, Katie!

CitricSugar said...

Love it! Orange and navy are great together.

I'm not a huge triangle sewer myself so I understand your love of Crazymom's tutorial...:-)

Alisa said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the photos too.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

So very pretty in its simplicity. Well done.

Heather D. said...

Awesome quilt Katie, and love your little helper. :)

Karin said...

great quilt! love the zigzags! I am going to have to try one of those quilts one of these days!

straythreads said...

wonderful quilt great pics.
Ann

Alli said...

That's a perfect graduation gift -- you're right that the zig zags are cheery and collegiate! Thanks for sharing this with us! :)

Becky M said...

Beautiful quilt! And the colors are fantastic, even if she wasn't an Auburn student. :)

Quiltbenaco said...

Bello, bello, bello!!!!
Ciao

Linz said...

I know I've said this before - but this is probably my current FAVORITE quilt in blogland!! The colors are to DIE for!!! Awesome!

Margaret said...

great quilt!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

Jessica Winters said...

I love this quilt! I clicked your link to the tutorial and can't find it... Any chance you can share what month/year she posted it! I would love a non-triangle chevron tutorial! Thanks so much!

quilthexle said...

Great quilt ! I love your color choices - and this triangle-free pattern sounds interesting, I need to check it out ;-))

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love zig zag quilts and this is an extra fabulous one in those gorgeous fabrics!!! I also love the photos hanging off the bridge, you're lucky to have such a good helper!

Susan Being Snippy said...

The Chevrons and your colour choices make for a very bold statement. Love it!

Alison said...

What a beautiful quilt and a thoughtful gift! :)

Eileen said...

love this color combo and the zig zags--i too think triangles can be intimidating, so it's a cool way to do the quilt. those were my school colors in jr. high and have always loved them. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Janet said...

Great colours and I love the striped binding! Your neighbour will love it.

Kirsten N said...

Love the zig zags - and the stripey binding is perfect!

Shontelle said...

Love your quilt. I have to say, when I saw the first photo my immediate thought was "If that was me that quilt would end up in the drink for sure". Glad to see that your quilt survived.

Martine Kuciel said...

un classique dans des couleurs originales félicitation

pinsandneedles said...

Working on chevrons myself right now but I used many HST. Next on I using the no triangle method. Your quilt is great! Thanks for sharing.

**nicke... said...

i really love this quilt so much katie! your little one peaking over the top of it cracked me up! excellent addition to the festival!

Rebekah Buchanan said...

Love this! I was asked to make a baby boy quilt with orange and blue and found this line! Where did you find the fabric??
Thanks!!

charlestongrl said...

so pretty!

Melissa said...

This turned out beautiful! And I love the striped binding. Great shot over the bridge. I have one of those helpers to, who helped with a quilt photo over a bridge :) It's risky but they really are great little helpers!

Marg said...

A fabulous gift, I love your fabric choices and of course the striped binding too.

Camilla said...

Love th navy and orange. Lovely dramatic effect! Lucky recipient! Great to visit you back as part of the festival!

Debbie said...

SO fun! And what a perfect binding you chose!

Annabella said...

I love the zig zag design and this is gorgeous - you chose a great colour palette too!

purduepam said...

I just love zig ag quilts. Your execution is fabulous

bethanndodd said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors. No doubt your neighbor will treasure this sophisticated quilt for years to come. I am such a big fan of AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts and also of her zigzag tutorial (I made a quilt for one of my sons using that tutorial!). Smiles~Beth

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Super cute!

Cindy said...

It looks perfect for a dorm room. Well done!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great quilt and fantastic colours!! I bet your neighbour loves it too :)

Melanie said...

I'm sure your neighbor will love this! Great pattern and fabrics!

Shari said...

I love zig zag quilts and yours is so spot on. Love the story and the quilt. Good luck to the recipient!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful quilt! Now I have to go find a wooden bridge to take quilt pictures with...

Marit said...

Your quilt is lovely, what a lucky neighbor! Love the pictures, too. The one with your little boy is precious...
And I have to say the Echo quilt is a favorite too
; )

Sue Daurio said...

great quilt. Love that it's the school colors and the fabrics are amazing!

Jenn said...

Really nice! Love the simple colors with such an eyecatching pattern! And that striped binding is great!

sonia said...

Lovely quilt and nice pictures. Congrats!

Patti said...

Chevrons are a favourite of mine too, especially when the method is quick! Love the binding and you have the perfect little helper!

Jan said...

I love zig zag quilts and yours is stunning. What a great graduation gift.

felicity said...

I think this is awesome, Katie! I particularly love the photo where Luke's head is popping up over the top. You're brave to have him hold that beauty over the water!