My cousin Gretchen got married last weekend, and in true form, I made her and her new hubby a quilt. I used Janice's (Better Off Thread) Moda bake shop tutorial called Sunnyside diamond zig-zag. The tutorial is really easy to follow. I highly recommend it.
I christened my version: Mount Tsuru
It is made with a Tsuru fat quarter bundle and some shot cottons for the zigs. The background fabric is sketch. The zig-zags conjure up images of mount Fuji, don't you agree?
It was fun mixing and matching the prints:
The construction starts out the same as a lonestar block and wouldn't these be lovely as a lonestar! I especially love how the footprints make a spiral in the center.
Here is a photo of the basting with one of my favorite basting helpers. This photo caught him mid stretch...
The quilting is an allover meander in the prints with zig-zagging straight line quilting in the background. I love the texture the quilting created.
You can really appreciate the design on the back. Appreciate it!
The back is an Ikea print of what I thought was clouds but after I purchased it, I think it is actually men, which is kinda weird. Still, turned on its side they still look like clouds. I know you can't un-see the men now.
I added a label to the bottom corner with the happy couple's wedding date.
I bound the quilt with the dark blue shot cotton which I think frames the quilt beautifully. I hand stitched down the binding because a special quilt deserves the hand stitching touch.
NAME: Mount Tsuru
SIZE: 58" x 65"
FABRIC: Tsuru by Rashida Coleman Hale, shot cottons, sketch in black
QUILTING: FMQ and straight line by me on my home machine. Aurifil #2000 (the perfect cream color!)
I'm linking up with TGIFF and Crazy Mom Quilts. TGIFF is sponsoring a giveaway for linkups of completely finished projects in October so definitely link up if you finished something this week!