Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zig Zag Quilt

I started this quilt back in August, before we moved back to Utah. I actually had the whole top pieced together before we moved. Last week I finally finished it up.

I wanted to make a quilt and decided I’d make one for Hailey. I made it for when we transition Hailey into a toddler bed. I thought it might be fun and exciting for her to have a new blanket on her new bed. We don’t have any plans to move Hailey anytime soon, but it gave me a fun project to work on for a little while.

Zig Zag Quilt 1front

Zig Zag Quilt 3back

To quilt it I just followed the zig zag pattern. I sewed about 1/4” outside of the seam along the zig zag in either direction (top and bottom). I sewed a total of 3 zig zagging lines on either side of the seam. I also chose to match my thread to whatever color of fabric I was sewing on. So, I did do quite a bit of rethreading on my sewing machine, but I love the colorful pattern it made on the back. The different colors are pretty subtle, so it’s hard to see in the picture, sorry.

Zig Zag Quilt 2

A few months ago I picked up some pillows from IKEA with the intention of covering them and using them in the living room. One of them is a tiny 14x14 inch pillow. Hailey latched onto one of them and we quickly began calling it baby pillow. I ended up having to get another one the next trip we made to IKEA because she ended up laying claim to one of mine.

Hailey sleeps with this pillow every night, so I decided to make a pillow cover for it to match her quilt. I used left over material for the quilt top and made her a striped pillow. I even put a zipper on one end of it so I can easily take the cover off to wash it.

Zig Zag Quilt 4

Coincidentally, the table and chairs Hailey was given for her birthday from her Papa and Rara Hill perfectly match the quilt. I think it was meant to be.

Zig Zag Quilt 6

I really love this quilt. I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait for Hailey to move into a toddler bed. It may end up on her bed sooner than that. :)

Zig Zag Quilt 5

7 comments:

  1. You are amazing! I love the colors and the zig zag and pretty much all of it. Amazing.

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  2. um, yeah, you ARE amazing. I've tried to sew so many times but I just keep going back to my glue gun. :) I'm super jealous of your seamstress skillz cause that quilt is AWESOME!

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  3. I love that quilt! It's so so cute! And I'm very impressed with your machine quilting skills. I'd never be able to do that.

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  4. Yes you have heard this a ton, but YOU ARE SO TALENTED! I love it. And being able to just whip a pillow to match is awesome.

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  5. UMMM....This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Way to go! I love it!!!

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  6. What a perfectly cheerful quilt! You did a phenomenal job, really, the stitching details are amazing. ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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