Sunday, September 09, 2007

Zipped Up

Ahhh...at long last, it's cooled off. This means my craft room is once again habitable. I'm so glad.
I finished this wedding gift for a friend who was married recently. The colors were inspired by the wedding colors.
I had the idea for this simple design a while ago. I came up with an easy little trick to make the colored panel. You're probably thinking, "Really Liz, it's not that complicated...trick schmick." But really! It was a nice simple little trick.
The only snag I hit was that I accidentally miscut the panel at one point and I ended having to make it narrower than I had initially planned. But I think it worked out.
This design actually came to me in a half-sleep half-drunk weird dream. I came up with it, thinking of a black and white quilt inspired by the teeth of a zipper and I thought it was such an amazing idea. Like really really incredible. Like I thought it was an ingenious idea. Then I woke up and thought "Huh, I guess it's not that great." And I was kind of bummed out. It was like one of those dreams where you're all of a sudden really rich and you're so psyched about it and then you wake up and you don't have very much money at all.
But as I thought about it once I was awake, I started to see how it could be cool after all. I came up with the random fabric choices which made it much more appealing to me.
I was going to call the design "Zipper" but I thought "Isn't there a quilt in this book called Zipper?" So I checked and yes there is. Not only that but there is a quilt called "Confetti" a name which I unwittingly pilfered for this doll quilt. Whoops. So this one is named "Zipped Up". I'm sorry if I'm taking that name from anyone else, I really don't mean to steal.

13 comments:

  1. your zipper is wonderful! I love the simplicity of the overall quilt, by just making the one "zip line" it feels settled and interesting :-)

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  2. Anamaria6:01 PM

    Love the zipper! One "zip" is all it needs (well, that and the green binding). Now...what's the trick??

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  3. man-o-man!! it turned out perfectly! it's a wonder the idea that can come to you in a half drunk/half asleep state. well done liz!!

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  4. I love it, what a lucky friend! I do love those "states"...I do my best thinking. (and I'm glad you've had some relief from that heat)

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  5. This is simply beautiful. I love it.

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  6. Love it! Those fabrics & colors are so neat.

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  7. Love your quilt. I guess I need more half drunk half asleep nights to get ideas for fabulous quilts like yours!

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  8. I love the simplicity too, with the zipper beaking it up...Lovely!

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  9. What a lovely quilt!

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  10. Beautiful! I love the simple, asymmetrical design.

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  11. I like it. I like it alot.

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  12. I love it. So much that I think I want to make it (with full credit given to you of coarse!)

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  13. I like it too... very much! So, I must give credit where it is due and let you know I have started my own zipped up inspired quilt. Thank you for sharing your work!

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