My ever-enduring husband, Brad, humors my many hobbies and always has a positive word about my needlework. I made him a quilt years ago when I first started quilting and it's starting to look a bit worn. He picked this Paisley Stars quilt out of Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts book. The Jungle Stripe fabric used in the original design is out of print. I thought the Paisley Jungle fabric looked similar so I purchased a bunch from Glorious Color and Island Quilter. I had to fussy cut it in a different way than the instructions but it worked out beautifully. (To fussy cut the Paisley Jungle, I cut 5.25" wide strips of the fabric. I made plastic templates and fussy cut the repeats, laying out each star to get the best coloring I could.)
When I finished the top, we picked a pattern that would work for the back. It needed to be a pattern that wouldn't have to line up exactly because I knew it would go on my longarm frames.
Zig Zag quilt is in the same Kaffe Fassett's Country Garden Quilts book, but this quilt was designed by Liza Prior Lucy. I used my leftover bits of Paisley Jungle, then I also purchased Millefiore, Aboriginal Dots, and the Spots colors recommended in the pattern. It's a little more orange in person - less pink than is showing on my monitor. I fussy cut the Paisley stripes and Millefiore stripes on this quilt as well to try and get the most color variation.
These were a lot of fun to make. I ended up with two extra stripes of ZigZag so I might make a bag.