Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zig Zag for Davis

A few years ago I was pregnant with our second son and began the search for the fabric that would dictate the colors of the baby's room. I knew I wanted green and aqua so when I spotted these fabrics I quickly snatched them up. As they sat in the empty crib however I decided they weren't quite what I wanted. They seemed too grown up somehow. So into the closet they went; I knew I would find a use for them eventually.


Cue 2010. A few months ago I discovered the small stack of fabric on the bottom shelf of my closet and immediately thought of my nephew Davis. He lives far away from us in a beautiful part of Oregon. We don't know each other well, but I recently got to spend some time with him at a family reunion. Davis has got to be the coolest 4 year old I know.

As luck (or bad-luck) would have it, my quilt arrived at his house last week, shortly before he fell and broke his arm. I hear that when he got home he wrapped himself in the quilt and took a little rest. Davis, I do the same thing when I'm not feeling well. (oh and by the way... did you notice the little butterflies in the fabric? They're hiding!)


Finished quilt size: 50x65

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt, I really love the design and the fabrics. Poor Davis, I hope he's feeling better soon.

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  2. I love this! The colors are perfect. I also love how you have the striped fabric going randomly this way and that. Great job :-)

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  3. Wow - your quilt is beautiful!!

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  4. Wow! Great colors and patterns.

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  5. Beautiful quilt Andy, plus I love how you took it for a walk.

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  6. Andy Davis is doing better, his cast comes off in four weeks and his beautiful quilt is on his bed now. It is inspiration now for what was a beige blah room. Thank you so much, we I mean he feels so special to have received one of your quilts :-)

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  7. what pattern/technique did you use? i have a zig-zag pattern in my ds quilts book but just wondering if there is an easier way than cutting 1 billion triangles.

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  8. This is the tutorial I followed:
    http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2008/09/zig-zag-quilt-kit-tutorial.html

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