15 May 2012

zig zag quilt

today I decided to start on one of the many quilt tops I was hoping to get done while I'm on holidays - especially as I haven't done any yet !

so I decided to do the zig zag quilt as I figured I might be able to get it done in a day or two - and I'm nearly finished in just a day!

I've sewn all the blocks together and a few rows and tomorrow morning I'll finish sewing the rows then I need to trim the edges and it will be done - yay :)

I used a tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts which was really easy to follow and the fabric is magnolia lane by laura gunn.  I'm using the gorgeous big magnolias with aqua (second row) for the backing - they don't chop up into 3 x 5 inch pieces that well but will look fabulous on the back.  I've also fallen in love with the textured plaid in turquoise (third row) - I'll take a photo of the finished quilt in the daytime and hope it turns out better than this one !

I purchased the fabrics at the end of last year after I saw the zig zag tutorial and originally decided on the brown as the background - after receiving the fabrics I decided it might be too dark so went with the mustard instead - I think I made the right decision.

as usual, I had my trusty little helper cheering me on - doesn't she look comfy ♥


  1. Great quilt ! What took you so long!? Have now posted about the wonky trees and you might just want to read what I have written....? Just a suggestion! Hehe!

  2. I love your zigzags and the mustard background was the right call! Pippi looks so comfy and content on her pile of cushions!!

  3. The mustard rocks!!! What a great quilt, the fabrics you've used are perfect, so sunny. Such a sweet little helper curled up on the cushions.

  4. Your quilts just get better and better.....luv your happy to see pippi made the page..Marney xoxo


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