Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Finn's Quilt - progress

I am so happy to finally have put this quilt top together. I made the HSTs months ago, and they've been sitting in piles gathering dust (in the literal sense). So a few hours sewing and they've become a top.

I started with 10" squares of fabric for this one - so it would be a perfect layer-cake quilt. If there is any interest I'm happy to put together a tutorial/pattern for this.


The colours and most of the fabrics were chosen by Finn. Lots of favorites in there (tufted tweets, Echo, Lizzy House).


I'm deliberating over the quilting now. I really think straight line quilting following the zig zag pattern is the way to go... what do you think?

x Jess

23 comments:

Heather D. said...

I'd totally go with straight line/echo quilting in the zig zag pattern.

What a fun quilt top, very colourful and I really like the sort of asymmetrical zig zag design, if you know what I mean.

AlyceB said...

He chose well! It looks fabulous!

Jennifer said...

great color choices! love the idea for the quilting!

Kristy QP said...

Great quilt! Loving the colours. I think echo quilting would suit this perfectly.

Charlotte said...

that is fantastic! I love how the bright colours jump off the black background. I would definitely echo quilt it in straight lines, an inch apart (or less) if you can bear it!

Di said...

Love it. Your quilting plan is perfect to highlight the zig zags. I, for one, would love a tutorial. Di x

Kirsten said...

Such a great design for a "boy" quilt and I love the colours!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Totally amazing colours together!! A really smashing quilt :)

moira said...

I love that Finn helped choose the fabrics for it. And your idea on quilting will work really well. It's quite lovely

Jessica said...

I like the idea of echoing the zigzag...will you have contrasting thread on the black? (I think that would look good and break up the solid a bit...thats my personal opinion though)

Linda said...

Great quilt! Perfect for a boy. I would love a tutorial on how you achieved this look. I have been searching for a neat pattern for a boy quilt and I love the Zig Zag pattern.

Katy Cameron said...

Fun we quilt, love the colours, Finn obviously has great taste ;o) And the quilting idea sounds perfect

piece peace said...

This is a very fresh and modern looking zig zag. I would probably echo quilt the zig zags.

Diann said...

I agree that echoing the zig-zags is the way to go. My personal opinion would be to have the lines quite close together. I'll be looking forward to seeing the finished version.

Kelly O. said...

I love the black! I never would have done that and yet I love it!

Waverlee said...

Gorgeous! Love it. A tutorial would be fantastic!

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty. Yes, I can see the straight line quilting working best too.

barcord said...

very striking quilt Jess. Straight line quilting sounds like a good idea :)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt - love how the dark background makes the zigzags pop!

Cherie said...

Amazing quilt! Would definitely like to see a tutorial for it =D

Danny Heyen said...

Love the colors girlie! I am totally enamored by the black and bright thing going around these days. I think I need to get my butt sewing!

Jenelle said...

Yes! Echo quilting is my vote too. :) This is going to be a fantastic quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

This is strikingly beautiful!