It’s been a busy holiday season. Have you all survived? 🙂
I was looking for a quilt that was quick to piece but would still look really cool. The ladies of the LAMQG directed me to this WONDERFUL zig zag quilt tutorial that doesn’t use triangles! I omitted two zig zags (one row) from the pattern, bringing the quilt to about 40″ (ish) square.
The front is made entirely from my stash. I LOOOOVE this purple. I was saving it for a shirt (that never got made), so when I went to pick out fabrics for this quilt, it seemed to work out well. It’s a sateen. I love using sateen…the pretty sheen it has really adds to the rich purple. It frays a bit more than Kona cotton, which did cause some minor troubles, but I fixed them.
The back is a single print, and I almost ran out of fabric for it! Ugh! The fabric is Picadelly by Pamela Mostek. The dark purple matched PERFECTLY.
I stitched in ditch (easier than the last time I tried, surprisingly), and then echo quilted on the purple 1/2 inch away from each ditch. I thought about doing more lines in the purple, but by the time I finished the quilting, it was 11 PM and I was tired and had rest for Disneyland the next day! But, the quilt is nice and soft, and the binding came together pretty easily.
More to come soon!