I am so excited to share a new quilt pattern with the world! Zigzagged is a quilt that had been bouncing around in my noggin for a while now. I love zig zag quilts (hence the zig zag quilt I made for our friend’s baby, Oliver). I wondered what it would look like to change up the scale of the zigs (or zags, if you will) and that is how this quilt came about! [Be sure to read to the end for a giveaway!]
I love a good fabric saving shortcut and this pattern uses a no-waste method of sewing up the zig zags. They aren’t made by sewing up a ton of half square triangles. Rather, they are made with flying geese blocks.
Designs with ‘points’ from triangles can give some beginning quilters the shakes. I know I chopped off my fair share of points as I was learning to quilt! Because of that, I’ve included a page of tips for achieving perfect points and I hope people who buy the pattern find the tips useful and applicable to all kinds of sewing situations.
The quilts shown here were made by myself and a slew of pattern testers! Every single size was fully tested. Did I mention that there are four sizes? No? Well, there are. Baby, lap, twin and full. The pattern also includes detailed instructions for a pieced backing.
All of the quilting was done by my friend, Angela Walters. The photography is by Kelly Jackson, a local Kansas City photographer. My friend Sarah (and usual photographer) was taking some much needed time off. It just so happens that she shares a studio space with her best friend who has a different photography business! Both Angela and Kelly did an amazing job and I can’t thank them enough.
This is one of the quilts that I made. It’s a lap size made with a few shot cottons and a Kaffe Fassett paperweight print. It is going to land on the couch in our future house!
Paula, a tester, made this baby size Zigzagged quilt. It is made from some beautiful Art Gallery fabrics.
Another tester, Carla, made a lap sized quilt from some gray quilter’s linen and a couple of bright prints.
My mom tested the full sized version by making a pink Sherbet Pips quilt. You should see the quilting that Angela did on this one! It’s a post for another day. Trust me, it is adorable and sweet and thoughtful. She quilted phrases into the quilt!
Have you had a chance to sew with some Moda Crossweaves yet? I love that they are like a shot cotton, only a little more thick. Jaime made this twin sized quilt and it is so incredibly soft and the Crossweave adds extra dimension to the top. She did such a great job picking those colors and the backing, an Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi print, looks like it was made for the colors in the top!
If you have a hankering for a Zigzagged quilt, you can find the pattern at many of the stores listed on my Patterns page, under “Where to Buy.” If you are looking for an online source, Pink Chalk Fabrics carries my whole line. I’d love to see one when you finish it! Marmalade Fabrics is actually where the cover quilt fabrics came from! Tammy, the owner, is a fellow KCMQG member and Jaime and I were able to get some input from her on what would look best as a backing with Jaime’s Crossweave color picks.
If you are a store owner, you can purchase my patterns from your Brewer, Checker United Notions or Petersen-Arne rep.
And now, a giveaway! When I was first learning to quilt, sewing triangles/points wasn’t easy for me. I just didn’t know some of the great tips out there. What quilting technique or style left you stumped at first? What helped you figure it out? I’ll pick three comments at random on Wednesday, September 7th. Winners can take their pick of the five patterns I have available now!