Chocolate Lollipop Zig Zag Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Zig zag
Status:
Complete
Started:
2009-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2010-07-25T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

Bold, wild, not-to-be-ignored…this quilt took me a whole year to finally finish. I got inspired to make a zig zag quilt when I joined this group on Flickr and found out how easy it was to do when I followed the tutorial (below) on how to piece it the non-triangle way.

This lap quilt measures 49″ X 56″ and uses the entire collection of Anna Maria Horner’s Chocolate Lollipop fabric. I used a basic chocolate solid fabric between each row of patterned fabrics which really makes the colors pop.

Although I like the front of this quilt…it is the back that really inspires me. I used a large piece of my favorite fabric from the collection, and then pieced together some scraps to make this a truly reversible quilt.

Quilting this piece was simple with straight lines following the zig zag blocks. I followed the seams and so each zig zag has two rows of quilting.

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Comments

Kirstenblake

Jaw dropping! I love that you decided to use straight line quilting vs. an allover...really flows with the quilt. This is beautiful.

Ormondbeach

I love this quilt!

True

I love front and back...a zig zag quilt is in my someday list...really like this one:-)

Caribousmom

Kirstenblake I made this quilt before I knew how to FMQ! But I think I would have chosen the straight lines anyway...and it was really quick!

Thanks Ormondbeach & True !

Terryt1955

I have seen this pattern before but didnt pursue it because of the triangles so I'm so glad you shared another way. I will definitely be looking into this pattern. And the colors are definitely highlighted by the solid brown. I don't usually use brown (exposed to too much of it growing up with my mom) but this quilt is enjoyable. It's happy! Thanks again for the non-triangle version. You are a treasure on this site!

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 Aw, you are so sweet! Making a zig zag the non-triangle way is really fast. Like you, I rarely use brown in my quilts...for this one, I pulled a lot of different colored solids, but nothing seemed to be right except that brown! So I went with it :)

Caribousmom

Thank you Carolmarie !

Jess

I love chevron quilts. There's something so simple yet so striking about them and this one is particularly bold with the choice of color! Love it! I like the piecing, never thought not to do it without triangle piecing, but I get how much easier it would be. Add it to the list of things I want to make!

True

Caribousmom I cannot get the tutorial to come up when I get to her site...is it similar to this one or different...thanks! http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html

Caribousmom

I love Chevrons, too Jess !

True THANK YOU for pointing out that incorrect link! And yes, the link you found is the tutorial I used. I've updated my project to reflect it!

True

So glad to hear from someone who has tried it!

Janquilter

WOW...this is great! I have never tried zig-zag but I am fascinated by the look.

Caribousmom

Janquilter it is actually not hard to make one of these (especially the non-triangle way). Hope you'll try it someday!!

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