Monday, March 15, 2010

ZigZag


Knit One Quilt Too Kristin here. I decided to finish these blocks while at my class with Gwen Marston. I will let you know when I get that blog post up! However, I didn't know what setting to use. The one above was the first one I tried- it would be big and would need those setting triangles.

The second one I tried was the one above. I kind of like the asymmetrical setting now as I look at it, but at the time I thought I'd need to make 4 more blocks and I didn't want to do that.

So, this is what I ended up with (like #94). I love it! The gals in the class liked it so when it came time for show & tell I told everyone about the challenge. Tonya's info got bandied about and everyone's excited to see her book come out. I showed several of my word quilts. I still hadn't come up with a word, but one of my classmates suggested ZigZag and that's what I'm going to use! I would love to do a red & black border similar to the original, but I have no more of this black. I'm still trying to figure out which brand it is. I think it might be the Moda solid black. Anyway, that's where I am!

13 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Love it! How nice to have so many great options!

woolywoman said...

Use a different black! It will look great!

Michele said...

I loved all the settings! Such striking blocks.

Kathy said...

love the third setting!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

great blocks. zigzags are always dynamic. use a different black!!! amish did it all the time. seriously.

Rene' said...

Love it! Can't wait to hear about the workshop.

Cheryl said...

Love it and the name is perfect. I agree with Tonya about trying a different black.Looking forward to hearing about the class.

Kim said...

Wow! how did you choose?
They are all terrific......I look forward to seeing how this quilt evolves.
Did you get any hints from Gwen?
Or inspirations? tell all!!!

Happy sewing

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Yes, maybe I'll not worry about the black, but it is a nice one that I would love to use again. Lots of inspiration from Gwen. She's so warm, friendly and encouraging. Take any class with her if you get a chance. My post about her solids class will be up tomorrow I hope, I'll link to it here. Right now I've got posts about the Gwen & Freddy retreat if you care to check it out. Click here: www.knitonequilttoo.typepad.com.

beth said...

Wonderful quilt! I love it!

debbi d-w said...

Love the "pieced stripes" in your blocks - very liberated!

Diane said...

Liberated means never having to match a fabric. I love your zig zags.

Clare said...

I love love love the colours! What did Gwen think?