I went back through my archives of photos and came up with 9 zig zag quilts I have made so far. The top left and the one to the right of it are made with blocks made of 2 rectangles. One is a log cabin, one a quarter log cabin string block, and 5 are made with 2 triangle squares.
This is the next one that I just have to make. I have seen it on many blogs but after Sujata posted her quilt AND full directions for the 2 blocks needed, including pressing directions I knew I wouldn’t wait any longer. I have only sewn blocks from the triangles I already had cut so a lot more variety will be added. Here is another on Nifty Quilt’s blog, and another one.
When I was cleaning off the longarm table I came across all of the hand dyed fabric by Vicki Welsh from her stash packs. They are fat eighths so you can get a lot of variety and just a little of each. (I bought several packs.)
Here are the first blocks I made from the hand dyes and I have a lot more variety yet to sew. Now if you are shaking your head and wondering why I didn’t just make 20 blocks for the first quilt, well for me the excitement is seeing how a group of fabrics work in a pattern. I used to make up several small samples for a class so people could see the project in different kinds of fabrics. I can see I like both of these groups so I’ll continue both of them and they will probably be lap size quilts. I have 4 queen size tops waiting for quilting so I don’t need any more that big. One of these may make it to twin size. We’ll see…..