Tuesday, June 8, 2010

To Zig Zag or Not to Zig Zag?

Not too long ago I made a baby zig zag quilt for a gal at work. It was my first attempt at a zig zag quilt and my first "non-pattern" attempt at a quilt, period. I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out, considering my lack of quilting experience. Before I'd ever completed it, I decided I wanted to make another one that didn't scream "BABY". I thought about using 30's fabrics, but what I really wanted was something a bit more modern...I thought these fabrics fit the bill. They're from a line called Timber by Jessica Levit.I don't usually go for deep pinks, but I thought I'd step outta my turquoise/brown and 30's boxes for a change. Although that blue is a bit turquoise-y, huh?

As it always is with me, it was hard cutting into that first piece of gorgeous fabric! Somehow I managed, and for the last few nights I've been cutting everything into 5 inch squares. Once I had all my squares cut I started playing around with them.

I think they'll work well for a zig zag quilt! Imagine it's wider, longer and has more prints.BUT...what if I just do simple nine patch blocks? Oooh, that could be really nice. I like it!OK, now what if I make the nine patch blocks more random? Blech. Don't like that.And now I can't decide. This is what I get for playing! What do you think? Stick with my original plan? Go with the nine patch? Make a bunch of half square triangles and play with that layout? I'm just avoiding getting down to business with it, aren't I?


atcindystable said...

How about zig zag on sides and nine patch down middle.

Tracy said...

I like the nine patch. OR you could do a 9patch, and cut it up like Cassie did in this blog post.


C. Michele said...

I like the idea of cutting up the 9patch (then again I'm addicted to that quilt block).

Paige said...

Oooh, I love the zig zag personally but you can't go wrong with any of those choices. Love that fabric!

American Quilter's Society said...

I think the Zig Zag is divine! Which did you chose? Either way, it'll be fabulous!