A Zig and A Zag

I am doing a zig-zag dance here, and I would love to show you why – the new quilt top I just finished piecing!

Angel on my zig-zag quiltI was trying to take a picture of this quilt top on the kitchen floor, but Angel was frisky, so I had to take it outside. Much better natural lighting anyway.

Zig-Zag quilt on patioI love this quilt so much that I want to dance around the house wrapped up in it! I love the Good Folks fabrics, of course, but I really love the way the colors of each stripe blend together, almost giving it movement like a rainbow of waves. I’ve never made a quilt top like this, so it was fun to make something different. I would highly recommend this one.

It’s not completely ironed yet, but it measures 51 inches by 64 inches. Here are the two fabrics I’m going to piece together for the backing, mainly because those are the only large pieces I have in my stash from the Good Folks collection.

zigzag backing fabrics

I am excited to do my own machine quilting on this one too! I’m planning to follow the zig and the zag with quilting lines, which should be easy enough for a beginning machine quilter like me. Can’t wait to show you the finished project!

21 thoughts on “A Zig and A Zag

  1. Oh my gosh!!! This is beautiful!! I have been loving these fabrics for quite some time, and I especially love them in this quilt pattern! I’m excited to see it after it’s finished! Good luck!

  2. Beautiful! I want to make a zig zag quilt with the Good Folks fabrics, too! I just love the way all the fabrics look together.

  3. Your quilt is stunning! I’d love to make a similar one…I’m always so afraid to mix the really bright fabrics. You’ve done a wonderful job…the quilt is striking and yet still easy on the eyes!

  4. You’re right, the way the colors blend give the quilt movement, it’s so pretty. It seems to almost reflect light. I love it!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the way the colors blend together too. That takes some planning. Zig-zag quilting sounds perfect — I’d go for a wonky sort of zig-zag myself, because I am not all that good at keeping lines straight! Nice job! Have fun dancing. 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for showing this; I’m working on a long sundress that incorporates this pattern in the lower half of the skirt and this is so encouraging! Of course, AMH and her dress inspire me also-see, you are “up there” with the designers!

  7. I love it! It came out great! And by the way, I have a kitty that could almost be Angel’s twin, and she does the same thing to me!

  8. Wowsa! I can’t wait to see the finished product! This is a great quilt, I loved seeing Anna’s, but I think I like the graduation of colors you chose better. Most Excellent.:)

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