Monday, November 21, 2011

Zig-Zag

Recently, when going through my quilt cupboard where I have too many quilts folded-up and tucked into pillowcases, I came across this made-in-2006 quilt. It's one I created and wrote a pattern for when I began teaching quiltmaking. Because of its effective use of scrappy lights and darks, it's a good lesson in starting to understand value as it relates to color.
"Zig-Zag," 48" X 60"
Quilting is easy with a simple stipple design, and effective with variegated thread.


Big, double loops give interest to the border.


Since none of the five Stitchin' Mission lessons I teach are about how to sew on the bias (except for joining binding strips), this pattern allows Stitchin' Mission "graduates" to try sewing on the diagonal to make half-square triangles.
48" X 60"
If you like Zig-Zag, the free download is here, on the Stitchin' Mission website. Linda

4 comments:

  1. I really enjoy these zig-zag "value" quilts. And I definitely recognize the fabric in the border--I have it in a couple of colors and used it in a beautiful dark blue as a border in one of my quilts.

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  2. Very nice. Look at it from the side and its closely related to the Picket Fence quilt!

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  3. Linda, this scrappy quilt is great and joy to look at.
    Edith

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  4. Lovely scrappy quilt Linda..I'm looking ofr scrappy inspirations..
    Julia ♥

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