Monday, May 16, 2011

Bubble Gum Zig Zag

Les and I spent a lovely few days back home this weekend celebrating the graduation of our oldest niece

Of course a quilt was in order for the occasion. 
I've been planning one for her for awhile.  At one point in time I thought I knew what she wanted, but when I asked her directly she said she wanted "something pink, with hot pink, maybe pink animal print--like pink zebra."  Um, okay...not the vintage 'old lady' quilt I was planning.

So here is what I came up with. 
It's definitely PINK!

For the record, the solid in between the prints is actually pink, too.  A very, very soft baby pink.  It's fabric that I have had since my first daughter was born 9 yrs ago. (Yikes!)

With all that pink it reminded me of bubble gum.  Thus it was named.

My plan was to make an edge-to-edge design like Leslie's but do to some unfortunate events it ended up way too narrow.  The addition of a big fat border was all it needed to come out the right size.  It gives it a different look than hers--but still awesome none the less.

The backing is a great little print I found at JoAnn's. 
Backing fabric @ 40% off  = Happy wallet!

I've said before that the quilting part is my least favorite part of the quilt-making process, so thanks to the magic quilting fairy it got finished in record time! 

Finished quilt measures approx. 55" by 70"
Backing is Happi Medallion Pink from JoAnn's
Border is Country Classic Solids in Flamingo (almost the same color as Kona Bright Pink)
Zig Zag pink's are assorted designer and non-designer prints from mine and Leslie's stash. Thanks, Les!

Pattern from this awesome tutorial by amandajean of crazymomquilts. Pure genius if you ask me!

I'm linking to Finished It Up Friday at Silverlily Likes to Sew.


  1. Love it! That "Chevron" print is really popular right now too:)

  2. I've been in love with this pattern for a very long time. Your awesome pink quilt has just inspired me to give it a try.

  3. gorgeous! I love the pinks! and who doesn't love a HAPPY WALLET?

  4. Lucky girl!! It is such a cute..young looking... quilt.

  5. oh, boy! i LOVE it in all pinks! and i LOVE how the border finishes it off so nicely. you did great! that backing fabric is superb! what a beautiful finish, Emily.

    (now where do you find a magical quilting fairy? ;) )

  6. Looks so pretty! Definitely like sticks of gum lined up.

    So wish it would've worked out so I could've been there too.

  7. I love it! Hope she did too. It can be very hard to figure out what people actually like. And sometimes its hard to make something for someone that is picky.

  8. I love that quilt!!! The colors and prints shout HAPPINESS!!! just amazing!! I'm sure she liked it:) Visiting from Finish it up Friday!! and now following:) You have such great content on your blog:) I want to read more:)
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    p.s. It would be great if you have the time to come over to my blog @, you might also find something inspired to make/read:)

  9. Wow that's awesome! It's exactly the quilt I would've wanted to take to college with me!

  10. I love zig zag quilts. SO pretty and feminine. Well done. Thanks for linking up with Finished It Up Friday!



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