Field Day Zipper

Field Day Zipper
Field Day Zipper

I haven’t fully committed to this quilt by not really sewing on it very regulary. Part of my ambivalence was that I hadn’t looked at it on the design wall, because I wasn’t really able to find a spare spot on the design wall for it. The other thing I have to admit to is not liking the colors very much. I don’t hate them and they look much better all together than one at a time. I have to admit that I succumbed to a whim and the result was some fabrics whose colors I don’t like much. I am not saying I don’t plan on NOT committing; I just haven’t done it yet.

As part of the process, I put it up on the design wall once I took the Russian Rubix off . I had a nice blank space to put something on, so I split it between the Zipper and the Teenaged Boy Black & Grey Donation Quilt. I had some space leftover so I put up the Zipper to see what I had.Clearly this piece needs some room to breath, so I will do it as a kind of Chinese Coins layout and make sure I put something in between. Perhaps the Goldenrod (gold/sunshiney yellow) I bought with the Sangria.

The other thing that worries me is that I sewed a bunch of pieces and now I don’t know where they are. They could be included in the pieces I have in the photo, but it seems like so much more I’ll have to look around.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

One thought on “Field Day Zipper”

  1. THE color you are calling sangria looks like that new color MARSALA could be my monitor but I have been seeing that color family a lot lately. If I could not see the bundle of FQ I was given I would say you have my fabrics.

    I have some flannel / plaids / masculine prints ( all in an almost identical colorway ) I was given a mixture of fat quarters and am trying to decide what to put with them in order to have enough make a throw for a friend. Would you put those colors with black? The other color I am thinking of is a brown that looks really good with the gold fabrics. The brown looks okay with the Sangria / Marsala colors but are not wonderful. I have not cut into the fabrics yet.

    I find it hard to work on quilts that I do not LOVE the fabrics. I know they take me out of my comfort zone… but I like my comfort zone.



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