Friday, August 1, 2014

Zig Zag Happy Birthday!

I made a quilt for my sweet DIL for her birthday. She likes chevron patterns, so I thought I would make her a chevron quilt.

I tried out the "easy zig zag" quilt can find a great tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts. I didn't sew the long strips together,though,  I used 3" x 5 1/2 " blocks, so I could lay out the whole pattern first. I didnt have a lot of extra fabric, so had to do some shuffling.

This one is large, about 90" x 90"!  That was a bit challenging to quilt on my machine, but I just used straight lines, echoing the zig zags, so it wasn't a lot of turning the whole thing around anyway.

I know that usually the edges are cut off so the pattern extends all the way across, but I wanted to make this one larger, and didnt have more of the yellow patterned fabric, so added setting triangles and borders.
Each strip across is one fat quarter! I had been gathering different yellow print fat quarters for awhile, so there was a variety of them, but not extra yardage.

As usual, I didnt quite have enough of my backing fabric, so added some extra yellow, and the scraps from the front, but I think it really adds interest to the back anyway.

I gave it to her for her birthday, and I think she really liked it, and used it for her guests bed that very weekend! I love when a quilt gets put to use!

So that is my finish! Linking up to TGIFF....this week over at Quokka Quilts...
And "Finish it up Friday" at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Very nice and loved as it was put right to use - gotta love that!

  2. GREAT colours Flo! I'm seeing a yellow and grey quilt in my future!!! Yellow is my blind spot when it comes to buying fabric - there's very little in my stash. I don't know why, I don't dislike it. I just never seem to buy it!

  3. Such a striking quilt. The setting triangles makes this pattern your own.

  4. Very very cool and right on trend at the moment with the craze for chevrons - super colour scheme too!

  5. Lovely quilt. I really like how the chevrons appear to "float".


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