I came across this amazing Swedish textile company, Brita, and fell head over heels for the pillows, bedding, and fabric. However, it was the plastic rugs that really did it for me. Apparently quite common in Scandinavia, these rugs are woven of "soft plastic and foil" and last forever.
(image from Brita Sweden)
After staring at the "Gunnel" rugs for hours, I finally figured out what many have known for a very, very long time- you can make this zig zag from a simple two-row rail fence block. Yes, reinventing the wheel, I know.
This is very similar to Amanda's method, although because the blocks are not set on point, this layout is probably less challenging for some of us (er.... me). This technique is not new, but if anyone is interested I could put together a little tutorial.
(Don't look too close- my rails are a bit, shall we say, wonky.)
The front features a bunch of Kona Schoolbus Orange, Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt, Central Park by Kate Spain, an some other various orange prints from my stash.
I did a pieced binding ala Alissa for a pop of color on the front.
I also included one of my Spoonflower quilt labels.
This quilt is for a brand-new baby named Ellis James. I hope he (and his parents) love it!