Sunday, October 16, 2016

Zig Zag Rainbow


Zig Zag Rainbow
or Chevron Rainbow if you prefer. 

64 x 80



I've been making these blocks from scraps since, according to my blog, August 2014 as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge Project.  I guess it took me that long to come up with 4.5 inch scraps to use but now I have a whole box of scraps that size. 

This quilt is an eclectic mix of fabrics. I like that art deco lady with the poppy hat smoking a cigarette in a cigarette holder.  How often do you see someone smoking these days let alone a smoker depicted in fabric? 



In Zig Zag Rainbow Land Mickey Mouse and Santa mix with spiders and fruits and veggies...


...and cats with hats, owls and rabbits.   The fun part is that you can't tell what all is in the quilt from afar but up close you can find lots of treasures to smile about. 


I quilted it on my DSM (yes, lots of starts and stops to do pivoting and to force the darned quilt through the small harp on my machine) following the zig zags. I used white thread in the neutral areas and used up old bobbins of thread in all the colors of the rainbow in the colored sections. 




Don't look at the back for too long...you may get dizzy. 

Don't know what I'm going to do with this quilt. For now it will sit on a shelf. 



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18 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your zigzag rainbow - I made one something like this about 3 or 4 years ago and loved it

Ariane said...

It's beautiful! I really love scrappy quilts like this. I need to make on of these.

Scrap and quilts said...

Awesome job! Love it! It's fun to look at all the fabric used in this quilt. My OMG is also a chevron quilt which I just got to the top stage. Need to start the quilting now. Good for you for finishing so soon and congrats! ;^)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous !

Kate said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! Love all your bits and pieces in this quilts. Very fun. Congrats on the finish.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So beautiful! That is my favorite part about scrappy quilting - looking up close at all the fun fabrics that are part of it!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

A beautiful scrappy finish! I love to find all those fabric treasures in a scrappy quilt too. What an accomplishment to quilt that on a DSM. Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great scrappy quilt! I love all the fun fabrics you've included!

Janie said...

I agree, beautiful zig zag quilt finish!

Vic in NH said...

Deliciously scrappy and a wonderful rainbow effect, too. love the quilting!

Kat said...

Lovely scrappy quilt!

Karen's Korner said...

Scrappy quilts are my favourite and yours is no exception.

Marcelle said...

Well done! Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

Marcelle said...

Well done! Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I love rainbows, I love scraps, and I love zigzags, so I absolutely LOVE your quilt. A winner! You must be delighted with the result.

Rose Marie said...

Oh amazing .... what a great way to use up scraps.

Nann said...

Cathy, it's WONDERFUL!
Congratulations on a fine finish (and a wonderful RSC design).

Leanne said...

You know, every time I see a zig zag quilt I want to make another. My very first quilt was a zig zag. This rainbow scrappy version is beautiful! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.