Monday, June 29, 2009

Zigzag Quilt

Yesterday when I relaxed on the sofa, I was reading some APQ's (Australian Patchwork & Quilting). I know I have read these magazines many times, but there are not always I remember all the quilts, or not even noticed all of them. I came across a quilt that is strip-pieced on a diamond-shaped foundation (quilter's muslin), and by choosing fabrics by tonal value - from very dark to white - it gives the quilt a zigzag effect. It took me some time to figure out how the foundation was done, but when I "got it" I got so excited that I made 10 blocks last night! It's perfect for using up scraps. The strips don't have to be the same width - I've used 1", 1,5" and 2" strips - the variation of strip width gives interest. I can't wait putting it together, but still I have about 30 blocks to do.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is going to look great - great idea for using up scraps if you have enough variety in color.

busymum100 said...


I can't wait to see the progress! They look great.

Jackie's Stitches said...

I love the combination of the diamond shape and the strips. It's going to be gorgeous!

M. Regina said...

Beautiful block. I didn't know how to do it, now I learned. Thanks.