Friday, July 8, 2011

Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt and New Quilt Pattern

The Scrap Buster Quilt top has been transformed into the finished Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt!  As you can imagine I have spent many hours on finishing this quilt over the last few days; all I can say is thank goodness for the lazy mornings that follow the late evenings during these holidays.

Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt pattern by Red Pepper Quilts

I am pretty pleased with this simple but effective layout, and love the flow of bright colors in sharp contrast to the white zig zag lines, not to mention having put to use many of my much loved scrap fabrics.  I am sure that you will recognize many of the designer quilting fabrics that have been put to good use in the making of this quilt.


I have kept the back of the quilt quite simple adding just a single strip of printed fabrics in a rainbow of colors which nicely complement the front of the quilt. The background fabric is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ash.


And in an overall attempt to keep things simple I quilted this quilt with a cross-hatch design; straight diagonal lines running from edge to edge crossing at the mid-point of each block.  I did have to mark lines (using a Hera Marker) to keep the lines running nice and straight.


I have used a black and white pin stripe fabric to bind the quilt ~ another "go to" fabric choice, and easy decision. It frames the quilt and complements the full range of colors used in this quilt.

I have updated my Etsy Store:
You can find the listing for the Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt:   here.   SOLD


The good news is that I have also written a pattern for this quilt so you can make your very own Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt should you wish to do so!

Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt pattern by Red Pepper Quilts

You can find the listing for the Zig Zag Rail Fence Quilt Pattern (pdf file) : 


Alternatively, if you do not have an Etsy Account, you can purchase the pattern directly from the Red Pepper Quilts Pattern Store.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

30 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the scrapiness of it, but also how together and planned it looks. and oh! The colors. I'm probably going to have to buy the pattern :)

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  2. Oh, yes, absolutely the perfect binding for the quilt - all in all, lovely!

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  3. such a pretty quilt - I love the bright colors and how modern it looks.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  4. oh and the binding is perfect!!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  5. It is so perfect, especially that binding!!!

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  6. looks like so much summertime fun, a rainbow popcicle. (oops, you're wintertime, it's hot here in the N Hemi)

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  7. Gorgeous!! bright and light and fun.

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  8. Gorgeous! I wish you had more close-ups, I love looking at detail.

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  9. I love, love, love this quilt. Its so beautiful!

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  10. I've looked everywhere for the black and white stripe. What is it? Is it out of print? It looks so great every time you use it!

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  11. I just LOVE your work! You do the neatest things with scraps, your combination of color and designs are awesome! Another beautiful one... when am I supposed to find time to make all of them???

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  12. Just lovely! You really have a way with color!

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  13. Your color selections are great. A lovely fresh quilt!

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  14. This quilt is beautiful! I love the colors.

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  15. Your quilts are always so gorgeous!! I could look at this one all day.

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  16. Rita, I adore this quilt! Its full of colour, has an attractive, simple but clever design and to think you made it from scraps. It's perfect.

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  17. I so like this quilt! I hope to someday have enough of a stash to contemplate such a richness of fabric and colour choices!

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  18. What a fun quilt. You make scraps look so pretty. This is definitely a quilt I'd like to try.

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  19. What a combination of scrappy and planned. It is the best of both worlds. Great job, as always!! Rita, you are so talented.

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  20. Great pattern! Great design! Love the colors.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  21. The speed at which you finish quilts is absolutely amazing! I love this one. Your quilts have inspired me to start adding more modern fabrics to my stash of mostly traditional and reproduction prints!

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  22. Simple but effective. I really like this one

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  23. My Mum bought me this quilt for my 30th birthday. We both follow your blog and I had mentioned to her that it was my favourite. I love it so much, thanks Rita :)

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  24. I love it - simple, bright and so refreshing!!!

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  25. I love this one - so simple and refreshing!

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