Zig Zag Quilt

Back in May 2012 my Friend Jenny texted me about joining THIS  quilt along.  I honestly had no idea what a quilt along even was.  But I was somehow instantly intrigued.  I asked a few questions and looked at a few fabric options.  After falling in love with several fabric choices, I found myself texting back “I’m in!”.  I then recruited another friend, Meagan to join us. That week I purchased all of the fabric.  And began following along.  Ashley from Mommy by day Crafter by night had such a great tutorial and links to many other helpful sites. I chose the Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda collection.  I was in love.
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Next came all of the cutting, then the piecing.
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After I had the design layout all figured out, I began to sew the triangles together.

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Once the triangles were sewn to form squares, I lost steam.  And life got really busy.  I hated to set it aside, but it just kind of happened. If you read my last post, you know that I have a little history of letting hobbies fade.  I did not want that to happen this time… so fast forward to FEBRUARY 2013.  Yes, about 8 months after I started this project….   I had an opportunity to get away for a weekend and sew (and eat) as much as possible for two and a half days, with two of my closest friends.   My friend Jenny just happens to be a talented seamstress and was with me to hold my hand and push me along. I’m so happy to report that I was able to finish the quilt top, baste and bind the quilt!  Yes, all in one weekend.  It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you are uninterrupted!
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Because of some issues with my machine, I decided quilt by hand…. once back at home. IMG_3872
I quickly realized that I didn’t really want to do that for my first project.  So, I fought my machine a little more and won!  I did the machine quilting a little backwards, but it turned out great!
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Here is the finished product before being washed.
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My Zig Zag quilt is far from perfect, but I absolutely adore it.  I am so proud of myself for tackling this project, but even more proud that I actually finished! My first quilt is one that I will keep forever.
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Much thanks to Ashley @ Mommy by day Crafter by night for the awesome quilt along and tutorial!


3 thoughts on “Zig Zag Quilt

  1. This looks great and I love all the polka dots! I just started cutting fabric last night for my first quilt along – a Modern Trees quilt for Christmas with Christa’s Quilts.

  2. I love, love, love it! That’s a challenging first quilt. And I only saw you cry once while making it. 🙂 Here’s to future quilting/crafting/eating weekends!!!!

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