Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mini Zig


I finished up my Mini Zig quilt, and am planning on entering it into QuiltCon's Modern in Miniature quilting challenge.

minizig on fence
I can't really explain how I made it; it was quite challenging to put together and I switched to a different construction method after making all the left leaning strips sort of like this: measure, mark, pin, sew on the line, press, cut, start over. For every single piece of each strip. Then I messed up on seam allowance when I started method 2 (angles make things different) and in the end replaced all of the pieces I sewed on the messed up way. I think I ended up with a reasonable technique for making this kind of chevron piecing that keeps the side edges of the strips on the straight grain of the fabric.

minizig

Here's the sketch I made before starting; I switched the colors around because my stash is low on reds. And I like blue:

The quilting is a mix of straight line machine quilting, free motion quilting, and a few rows of hand quilting. Here are some photos that show the quilting better:

minizig detail 4

minizig detail 3


minizig detail 1

 
And, the back:
I used the leftover triangles as leaders and enders, and then made them into the three little blocks on the back.There are still lots of larger scraps left over from this project, but the tiny ones are all used up.

11 comments:

Lorilee said...

It's so pretty. I love it!

Sonia B said...

Beautiful. I love how the quilting really shows up on the back.

emileem said...

So beautiful! I love the quilting!

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow, this is great! I can also appreciate how hard it was to piece and get right - way to go! The quilting is lovely!

Anna said...

What a lovely little quilt! I love the colors and the quilting looks so good!

Tiffany said...

Wow! The quilting is really what makes this quilt awesome. :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is just awesome! Yes enter it! The colors and quilting just set off the varied size of the zig zag!

Sharon said...

I really like the way you varied the sizes of the zigs.

Coffee Break Whatever said...

That is a cool way to use scraps! And I really like looking closely at your FMQ'ing / top stitching. I am currently working on learning that and see you used several styles. I had never thougtht about that, but now..plan to try that next finished quilt!

Sally in WA said...

Its a beautiful little quilt!

Terri said...

I love the zig zags. It reminds me of Charlie Browns shirt. Sort of.Beautiful work Vicki!