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?