Sep 10

Scrappy zig zag quilt II (70)

Someone had seen my scrappy zig zag quilt and asked if I could make one for her one year old using her own fabric.  Some was fabric she bought, but others were fabric with meaning, like an old shirt, a sheet, and something from her own grandmother’s stash.  I agreed and began working on it as soon as she mailed the fabric to me.  What a fun bunch of fabric:  Horses in green, Monster’s Inc. in yellow (with all of the pink purposely left out), kids in space,  octopus and seahorses, cowboys, robots…

I added some solid greens, aquas, orange, and red to add some breaks in the patterned fabrics.

Here is the quilt next to the original zig zag quilt.  I had to take a picture of them side by side.  It was like having siblings next to each other.

two scrappy zig zag quilts

With this new quilt, I made sure to not have the brown patterned fabric be the first strip I sewed on to the triangles, that way the scrappy zig zags would stand out more from the background.

Here are the quilt backs side by side.  The lady had sent me a sheet from her husband’s youth for the backing material.  It was straight vertical lines, but I cut it a little on the bias to give it more of a diagonal line.  I figure since the grain of the fabric is all over the place on this quilt anyway, it wouldn’t matter if the backing is a little off as well.  I like the final look.  Do you like how the backing and binding in these two quilts alternate, as if I planned it that way?  I didn’t, but I think it is fun!


quilt backs


After washing, this quilt measured 35 inches x 46.5 inches.

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1 comment!

  1. beth lehman says:

    found on pinterest – what a great quilt and way to use up scraps!