Friday, January 15, 2010

Large Zig zag

Boy, you guys are really liking that little zig zag quilt over on flickr. Thanks for the flickr love. One of my pattern testers really liked the design, as well, but was wondering what the dimensions would be/yardage for a bigger quilt top. I went ahead an popped those numbers in to EQ6 and I wanted to share it with you. This one below finishes just around 68" x 79".

If you click on the image to enlarge it, you can right-click on it and save it. Up in the left hand corner it tells you how much to cut. For this larger top, each stripe is a different fabric. And you need 5/8 yard of each fabric (per EQ6 calculations). You'll need to buy 1 1/3 yard of one piece, so that you'll have enough for binding in that particular fabric.

This is how I made the zig zag top:
Once you have all the triangles cut, sort them into piles to correspond with the zig zag rows. The red triangles on the right and left sides are from the same fabric, so count how many red triangles you need and lay one stack to the right of the main zig zag row piles and one stack to the left. Now start sewing. Start on the left hand side of the piles, with the red triangles and sew them all to the blue pile on the right. With whatever is left in that blue pile, so those to the triangles in the pile on the right. Just keep repeating 'til you have all the pairs you need. Arrange them to match the EQ6 image and you'll have a zig zag quilt.

So hopefully these numbers make sense to you and you, too, can enjoy a large snuggle-on-the-couch size super easy zig zag quilt.

If you make it, feel free to share it in the ReannaLily Designs Flickr pool.

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