A Variation on the Zig Zag Quilt…

Posted in: Block Party — By on November 20, 2011 11:41 AM

I’ve just finished piecing the first quilt that I’m sewing for Christmas, and am now about to start quilt #2.  The first — a zig zag quilt — was quick to make and ended up looking really cool, and since my Christmas sewing time is running out I thought I’d make another. For this quilt, though, I wanted something way more subdued, and I think I’ve landed on something that will look great:

You can see the zig zag pattern in the shape of the pieces, but by varying the colour pattern the look is less in-your-face. It reminds me of friendship bracelets I used to make in elementary school!

To make this kind of quilt, you would use the same technique used in our zig zag quilt tutorial. The only difference would be planning your blocks ahead of time to make sure the vine pattern comes through.

A basic block for this quilt would look like this:


As you can see, the only real difference between this and a zig zag quilt block, aside from the colour arrangement, is that it takes more pieces to make the pattern.  As long as you plan ahead for your quilt, it should still be a quick and easy one to make!

Yesterday I bought the fabrics for my quilt from the Workroom in Parkdale. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find nice fabrics that were shades of brown and beige, but I really hit the jackpot!

I’m so excited to see how this one turns out — I’ve never sewn with beige or browns before.

Also, I looooove this dark brown fabric. It’s from a line by Lecien called “Scandinavian Christmas” and has tiny cross stitch stars on it! So cute!

I’ll keep you posted on how this quilt shapes up!

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  1. Bukky says:

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