Sunday, August 2, 2009

Zig Zag

Yesterday, I took a break from paper piecing the shop sample (see last post) to work on this little quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap 7. I've been "spying" on my secret partner's favorite list over on Flickr and found that our likes are very similiar to each other.

So off I went searching on the net for some inspirations, came across this zig zag tutorial, thought it's perfect, purchased some fabrics, and made this in a few hours.

What do you think? I didn't measured it, but I think it's about 12" x 15".

The tutorial is from AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts. I think it's simply genius! don't you think so too? A zig zag quilt WITHOUT sewing any triangles. It's strip pieced and cut into squares. It's all in the layout of the blocks that formed the zigzag.

Of course, I have to make a doll-sized quilt, so I started out with smaller width of strips... 1-1/2". I see future quilts with this pattern but big, sleep under, wrap around, cozy kinda quilts. :0)











9 comments:

countrycosy said...

Thanks a lot for the tutorial which would have helped me : yesterday I finished adding a zig zag to one of my quilts. I keep it preciously for next time.
Your doll quilt is beautiful.
Hello from Belgium.

Mrs Quilty said...

I also saw this on AmandaJean's blog and thought it was ingenious!! Yours looks wonderful. I must try it.

Mrs Quilty said...

Oh, forgot to ask, what are your doxies' names?

scraphappy said...

What a great way to make zig zags so much easier that the diagonal seems.

heather said...

I love that pattern. I've decided it is going to be my next project.

Mrs Quilty said...

Please come visit my blog...I added new pics of Nico, my doxie!!

Candace said...

I love your quilt it is very cute. I saw the tutorial and bookmarked it for later. It's on my long long list.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Great design!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Rhonda that is awesome...