Friday, February 22, 2013

Zagged


I love a good triangle square.  
So many possibilities. 
I think I say this every time.
 

It was time for my baby boy who is now 22 to have a new quilt. 
Made him this one when he was 5 and he insisted on taking it to college. 
It has definitely seen better days. 


Backed this in a dark chocolate brown minky.  
It was really, really hard to give away. 
My daughter and I wanted to keep it. 


But off it went to college.  



Details:
I used 40 - 10" squares from my stash in blues, oranges and greens.
3 yards of the dark chocolate neutral.
Go here to see how to make triangle squares. 
I set it 8 across and 10 down. 
Trimmed the squares to 9 1/2".
Came out 72" x 90".


26 comments:

  1. it's lovely! The colours are just perfect

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  2. The quilt looks great. I was wondering if you also used a wadding in the quilt or just backed it with the minky???

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    1. I did put a batt/wadding in the middle. It has awesome weight w/ the minky.

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  3. Beautiful...love the bright colours as well as the cuddly fabric you used for the back.

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  4. this quilt is all kinds of awesome!!!

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  5. I love this! And that dark brown solid.....niiiice!

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  6. This is so awesome! It would have been difficult to part with, but I'll bet he loves it, right? :)

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  7. That is beautiful, but the plaid one was pretty neat too.

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  8. I bet he & his roomies love it! Looks toasty warm. Great design & color choices.

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  9. MMM Great quilt Des, I really love the colors for a guy! Nice quilting too.

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  10. This is truly beautiful. I love HST and I love black/brown/dark backgrounds. If you look at my flickr page (MsSpy) you will see that I made my daughter a Giant Vintage Star using HST (18") and black background. It turned out great and she loves it!

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  11. I love this quilt. It is very striking. Would you consider putting together a tutorial or showing the layout? I know it is made up of hsts.

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  12. A great male-looking quilt. Sometimes I have a hard time pulling that off. Nice job!

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  13. Great Job Des - bright and colorful - just like your fun personality!

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  14. It is just fabulous and no wonder why you didn't want to let it go.

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  15. Simply beautiful quilt. I love how the chocolate brown makes it very masculine.

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  16. It is so stunning! What a great quilt for your son... it's masculine but happy too.

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  17. It is bold and dramatic. A perfect project for a cute boy in college. Nothing fussy but something made by mom with love. I adore it.

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  18. VERY pretty Des! And perfect for college with that minkie backing!

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  19. This quilt is gorgeous! I love the bold bright colors with the dark color. An amazing effect! (((Hugs))) Carolyn

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