March 6, 2013

Zig Zag Baby Quilt

Can you believe I've never made a zig zag quilt until now??? How'd that happen? I love them, so I can't understand why I hadn't. 

A friend of mine asked if I'd make her friend a baby quilt for her little boy who's on the way. I suggested the zig zag since it was on my mind after having taught my friends to do HSTs the week before. I used half square triangles to make the zig zags because I wanted it to be kind of scrappy so it wouldn't look too flat. By the way, placing the colours took longer to do that to actually make the quilt... I found that both amusing and frustrating hehe 

She'd asked for something with dogs on the quilt because her friend had a pug. Initially she asked for pug fabric but every pug fabric I could find was waaaaay too realistic-looking. Not sure they'd want a picture of a pug on the baby quilt so I went with this doggie print I had in my stash.

I used the doggie print as the light against all the colours. The print doesn't have yellow but I thought I'd add a row of yellow just to have more of a rainbow effect.

For the back of the quilt, I used a grey and white chevron print to keep with the whole ziggy-zaggy-ness hehe I stitched in the ditch with white Aurifil thread and bound the whole thing in Kona Iron. Love that Kona Iron!

15 comments:

Janet said...

Love it! I want to make one "some day "too. What size are your HST?

Dee said...

Audrie, it's so cute! You did an awesome job placing the fabrics!

AuntieCrafty said...

What a cute quilt, Audrie! So fun and cheerful. Nice work.

Christine said...

It is such a happy looking quilt. I love it.

Carla said...

It's fabulous! Great work with fabric and colour!

Svetlana said...

absolutely beautiful!!!!

Laura said...

Freakin' cute!

Ebeth said...

I love this!! Great job and thanks for the inspiration. :)

Karen H said...

It's beautiful! Your friend will love it. In my pile of UFO's I have a zig zag quilt. I just might have to pull that out and finish it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Carla said...

Very cute! I'm sure it will be loved. I've only made 1 zig zag
quilt and will be making another ; )

Vicki said...

looks great Audrie!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Just love all the colors and layout. And the circular quilting looks awesome!

Roberta Cogan said...

So cute! I love baby quilts that aren't overly "babyish"! Great colors!

annemarie said...

Love love your quilt. I would love to see a tutorial for this!

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