Monday, April 19, 2010

Zig Zag Quilt

My first quilt.

This style stopped me dead in my tracks when I saw them. I knew I had to make one. Here's my version.

(click to enlarge any photo)




The finished quilt is 54.5" by 76.25"
I used this tutorial
***Updated--The tutorial is no longer available on the web so use this pdf version instead.***






full view





back of quilt




showing quilt in the space it was created for




detail view of binding



More photos HERE on my personal blog

P.S. Emily helped a ton with this. I would never have even tried if she weren't around. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I used all her tools and picked her brain often. She even donated a few blues for the quilt. I'm so happy with the results that I'm brainstorming a second quilt. (Different pattern. Different fabrics). Still picking her brain because I'm in way over my head. I recently got rid of a ton of old bedding/blankets we had in our closet. Most of them donated to us over the years. Nice to have, but really, really ugly.
So I like having a pretty blanket laying around. And one more would great.

25 comments:

  1. Aren't you glad I made you hand-sew the binding? It looks really, really nice!!

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    1. I love the look of hand-sew binding so much better than machine sew! It might take longer but its so worth it

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  2. it looks so amazing. i love the colors they are so soft and cozy. just beautiful

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  3. Beautiful! You must love your space now.

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  4. Looks great! Very soothing colors to go along with the comfy quilt.

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  5. oh it is so lovely and looks good in that space...

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  6. beautiful!! Pretty amazing for a first quilt!

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  7. This is your first? It looks amazing! Great fabric choices.. stitching is wonderful too. Nice job!

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  8. lovely quilt.. like all the blues

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  9. I love the blue zig zag quilt. Very pretty!

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  10. i love your quilts and added them to my pinboard here

    http://pinterest.com/sharonmckeeman/quilts/

    i will be doing a blog post about my pinboards soon:)

    www.lovelybud.typepad.com

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  11. congratulations on making such a beautiful quilt! I was browsing zigzag quilts on Flickr and your really leapt out from the screen. You must be delighted with it!

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  12. we all want to thank you for the inspiration...Pam, sisters and friends http://quiltingsquareone.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-recent-trip-to-visit-my-sisters-in.html

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  13. I love this quilt, LOVE it!!! Tried to take the link to the other blog but was denied, do you have a tutorial anywhere??

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  14. just came across this post and the tutorial, did you use the same amounts of fabric as in the tutorial?? going to go buy fabric to make and I prefer the bigger size (the blog references a smaller finished quilt top of 45x61). also, did you quilt it yourself, just stitching along the white zig zag??? that'd def save money! CUTE quilt!

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  15. where is the tutorial? please.

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    1. The tutorial is linked in the body of the post. It says "I used this tutorial." Click on the word tutorial.

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  16. I noticed your size is different. What did you do differently from the tutorial to make it that size? :)

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  17. I love the zig zag quilt, but the tutorial is not there anymore. Would you put a tutorial up for those of us who are dying to make one? Thanks so much. Susie

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  18. Please tell me how much fabric to buy to make a queen size quilt for my daughter's wedding next year. If I use white, two blues and two greens, that is. I'll just do the front and have someone else quilt it.
    Please help. Thank you!!
    Charlene Stephens Robinson

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    1. You will have to refer to the PDF(linked in the post) for fabric requirements.

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  20. Did you use 2 1/2 inch strips like the moda pattern or a little bigger?? your zig zags look bigger but it's hard to know from pictures :)

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