Retro Zig

I finished stitching the binding on this just in time for our sunny warm weather today! This fabric is so cute, I bought it at the Quilt Expo here in Cleveland a few weeks ago. I love muted primary colors, they are so retro and bright. I couldn’t find anything perfect for the binding, so I went with a pieced scrappy binding. The back is a soft neutral dot. I hope you are getting this nice warm weather like we are…now if you’ll excuse me I have one very eager toddler who wants to go to the park!

ps. Have you seen this video yet? It will make your day.

20 Responses to Retro Zig

  1. LauraJ April 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    it’s gorgeous! now i want to run to the sewing room and whip one up. well almost, i’ll wait until I’m feeling better.

  2. Robin April 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    beautiful….I must make a zig-zag quilt soon….I love them!

  3. Anina April 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Very cute! I love pieced bindings.

  4. Amy Sp April 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    Great colors! And I love that you quilted along the zig zag lines too. Makes it look really sharp.

  5. Jackie Russell April 16, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Cute quilt. I have been wanting to make one of these too.

    WOW! The singer is amazing!

  6. the 6 o'clock stitch April 16, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    I love this vintage-looking quilt. Beautiful fabric combinations and very inspiring. As I posted today, I’m FINALLY getting up the courage to begin my first quilt.

  7. Misty April 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    This is fabulous. I want to make a zig zag quilt so bad… among others! haha. I love how cheerful it is!

  8. Annalee April 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    That video DID make my day! Thanks for sharing.

  9. BUMBLE BEANS April 17, 2009 at 2:19 am #

    love the zig zag! terribly cute!

    happy sewing!

  10. another amy April 17, 2009 at 2:40 am #

    This is great! I love that fabric collection.

  11. Terriaw April 17, 2009 at 3:19 am #

    Adorable! I love the combination of spring colors and the quilting you did just inside the zig and the zag.

  12. Courtney Q April 17, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    I have wanted to do a zig zag quilt for so long and now I am inspired more than ever to do one! It looks amazing!

  13. Jilly's Space April 17, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    What a nice little quilt..I want to try that pattern sometime.
    I knew as soon as you posted that link what video you were talking about. I just watched it for the first time this morning..pretty amazing. Two lessons to learn from it..Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and never give up on your dreams.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jill :o)

  14. Brenda April 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Love the quilt.
    Thanks for the link. Susan was wonderful. She seems like such a beautiful person (inside and out). It made me cry.

  15. Dionne April 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    Beautiful! What a FUN, FUN quilt!

  16. CJ April 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    CUTE summery quilt! I had seen the Susan Boyle video…amazing huh?

  17. Trisha April 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    Very cute quilt! And thank you for sharing that video. It actually made me tear up. I love that the audience was so wrong about the way they were treating her. She showed them! And her voice is incredible. Thanks for sharing that!

  18. Philigry April 18, 2009 at 12:49 am #

    love this one. i love primary colors too. especially this time of year. so pretty.

  19. Lara April 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh, I need to get busy and use that fabric! love what you did!

  20. La Familia April 23, 2009 at 3:12 am #

    What collection of fabric is that? It’s adorable!

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