Friday, October 7, 2011

zigzag Friday

This is a simple rail fence, set on point, that I made my 5 year old grandson when he was born. I chose i-spy type fabrics for the zig and zag portion and a water print for the background (middle rail).
The quilt is about 41 x 49. I quilted it in straight line on my domestic machine. I purchased 1/4 yard of each of the 'I spy" fabrics and 1.5 of the blue. I cut 3 strips of each i-spy and cut it at 2.5 inches. This is the back:
Here is an EQ version with some different colors.

If you are not careful the zigzag does not show up well. On my version I tried to alternate the higher contrast zig fabric with lower contrast ones. It was fun and fast to make....in fact I made 2.

Post script to last week's post:
Unfortunately due to wind and my inability to stand for long and be patient with my kids the only picture I managed to get of last weeks zigzag quilt has my older son in it and he is unwilling to be posted on my blog. If you'd like I could send you a picture of the quilt via e-mail....

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

It looks like you'd have to be careful to watch those colors!