Zig Zags galore!

I made this quilt for a dear friend of mine who recently got married (ok, I admit it, it wasn’t really that recent!). I’m still within a year though, so I think we’re good. I went for fabric from the Urban Chicks 1974 line, and I’m hoping these colors and patterns work in their house. I selected it all before they got a new puppy though – now I’m thinking that perhaps white wasn’t the best choice!

I like a zig zag pattern, and decided to change this up a bit by adding zig zags of different sizes, separated by strips of white fabric.

The back was Morgan’s idea, and I like the idea of using the zig zag pattern in a different way, creating this zig zag rectangle on the back.

Somehow, even though it was centered before I quilted it, it ended up off a bit on the back. I’m hoping they won’t notice!

It measures 48″ x 65″, which works out to be a good size for a lap quilt for two!

It’ll be in the mail this weekend, and I hope it’s much enjoyed!

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26 Responses to Zig Zags galore!

  1. 1
    Nichole says:

    this quilt looks great! i really love the zig zags.

  2. 2
    MichelleB says:

    I love it! I love the back, and I love 1974.

  3. 3
    anina says:

    Beautiful! And the back is simply inspired!

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    Kerri says:

    this is so lovely!!! i really like the zig zag patterns too. that one is on my to do list. :)

  6. 6
    Patty says:

    Very nice and I love how you made the back.

  7. 7
    Natalie says:

    I’m a big fan of the zig zags. Love the way this one turned out. I am sure your friend and their puppy will love it.

  8. 8
    Bobbi says:

    Oh, Oh, Oh!! I LOVE this. “Sew” simple and “sew” lovely! The back is fab too.

  9. 9

    love the zig-zag – and the rectangle on the back is great! they will love it :)

  10. 10
    Alissa says:

    Oh so pretty! The different size zigzags are great. I love the back too!!

  11. 11
    Tricia says:

    This quilt is so cute that I promise you they will never notice if it is off a little bit on the back! I need a friend like you to make ME quilts!
    Thanks for the pics!
    Tricia

  12. 12
    Sara says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful. All of your quilts are! I love the different sizes of zig zags. Did you find it a challenge to do? I want to try one, but am scared to take the first steps!

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    Abby says:

    L-o-v-e it! It’s going on my to-do list ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. 14
    nettie says:

    i love this! the zigzags look like ric rac and i love ric rac. it’s really 2 quilts in one with that back, it’s really great.

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    georgia says:

    It’s stunning! I know that it will be very well loved – a very special present.

  16. 16
    Carrie says:

    Great quilt. I love that the zig zags are different sizes. And the back is fantastic. 1974 has so many great prints.

  17. 17
    betsy says:

    very nice. I am sure they will love it!

  18. 18
    jessica says:

    This quilt is awesome! I love zig zags and that line of fabric.

  19. 19
    Kate says:

    Great job, Ash! I am positive KT will love it!

  20. 20
    Meg says:

    That is stunning… great fabric choice!

  21. 21
    amandajean says:

    both sides of the quilt are amazing! nice job!!!

  22. 22
    Ginger says:

    I think your friends will probably try really hard to keep the puppy off that beautiful quilt!

  23. 23
    Erin says:

    Are your quilts applique or do you piece all that white together?

  24. 24

    Wow, what a lovely placement of zigzags! I love the bold border too.

  25. 25
    Barbara says:

    Love this quilt – how about a tutorial?

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    cynthia says:

    did you use a pattern? the only pattern for zig-zag quilts i’ve seen is in denyse schmidt’s book which is sort of confusing to me. i’d love to know…..

    i was born in 1974 so i really should check out this line of fabrics. ;)

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