Saturday, November 19, 2011

Zigs and Zags

I made a few zigs and a few zags, then laid them out with the light floral next to the Great HST Caper quilt top.  I love it.

At this point I can't imagine liking flying geese better, so I'm just going to proceed making my little scrappy zig zag border treatment. I had enough squares cut with lines drawn on the back to sew the pieced border bricks for one long side.  I spent the rest of the afternoon cutting squares and drawing my sewing lines for the next three strips.

And the bonus half square triangles I nearly had a melt-down over yesterday...

They are going to trim out at 1.5" square and finish at 1".  I decided to just make them and figure out what to use them for some other day.

As for Orca Bay, now that I have the black tonal fabric to use in the first step, there's no reason why I can't get started on making the 2.5" hourglass blocks this week, along with ironing and folding my new stash fabrics.


  1. Yup, I like it. Good call.
    As for those little HSTs--have you ever made a mini quilt? These would make great little pinwheels, or one of many other possibilities.

  2. Wow...the border looks great. I don't think you ever sleep! This quilt is coming together so quickly. It's gorgeous!

  3. Terrific border--one of my favorites. Thank you for reminding me of it. Perhaps it is time to use it again sometime soon. The quilt looks lovely and all you fabric....YUM! I would have been distracted by all that, too.

  4. The zigzag is lovely! And you made the bonus HST's too? Good Girl;you get a medal! That floral with the creamy background is so pretty, I just love it.

  5. I love this top too !
    I'm always staggered by the work you make in little time !

  6. Those zig-zags are looking brilliant. Keep up the good work :)

  7. Super cute, love the border! Bonus HST units are always fun to have on hand when you feel like playing with something small. Have fun with Orca Bay.

  8. I love zigzag borders and this one is no exception. I think it will be worth your extra effort.
    Sorry you had such a bad day a couple posts back. I didn't look at the comments. Did someone tell you about putting used up pins and needles in an old prescription bottle? You toss them out in the bottle when it is full. Saves you and your pets from getting pricked.
    Have fun with your new fabric!

  9. I like that border. Why don't you make mug rugs with the HST's?