Tuesday, 19 August 2014

a blue zigzag quilt

Back in June, when I was making this pink zigzag quilt:

(blogged about here) ... I knew I wanted to make a blue version too. I got down to starting it last week. First I cut out 72 x 4½" squares in blue fabrics.

Then I cut out 72 white 4½" squares.

I drew lines down one of the diagonals on all of the white squares:

And sewed a blue to a white square sewing ¼" each side of the drawn lines.

Then I cut them all apart on the drawn lines:

Then pressed them open:

And cut off all the dog ears:

And that's as far as I went. I've decided I want to do some dressmaking this week so they'll just sit tidily in their box waiting until I can be bothered to do the next bit! :o)

18 comments:

  1. Gosh your always a busy tartan bee. I can't wait to see this one, I thought the pink one was lovely.
    What's on the dressmaking front, more blouses?
    Ali xx

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    1. Thanks, Ali. Well I cut out a blouse today but I don't like the pattern (too puffy for my liking) and the fabric leaves a lot to be desired too (it only cost me £4 from the remnant box) so I don't think I'll be finishing it. I'm actually happy I've made that decision as I know it would just hang in my wardrobe and not get worn!

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  2. You are off to a great start. Lovely half-square triangles. They will make a pretty zig-zag quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanna. I really enjoyed this part! :o)

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  3. That's a great start, and now all the cutting out's already done when you want to pick it up again.

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    1. Yes, I think the rest should go together quite quickly. I hope I haven't jinxed it by saying that! :o)

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  4. Getting all the pieces cut out and the blocks done is definitely a major hurdle for a project like this... and it's a good idea to take a break for some dressmaking!

    (Still loving my duck, duck, goose, chicken bag!)

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    1. Thanks, Freda. I'm so glad you're enjoying the bag! :o)

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  5. It looks like a great start Anne and it is good to do these things in stages rather than trying to get it all done at once or stopping here and there isn't it. I look forward to seeing how it progresses! xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Doing it in stages keeps boredom at bay! :o)

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  6. They look lovely so far, love the colors!

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  7. That's the hard work done - next comes the fun bit of deciding on the layout!

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    1. Well, it could be fun, or it could be tedious! I just do random very well so I put the blocks out in a pattern and then I keep moving them around for ages. Maybe this time I'll leave them alone ... but I doubt it! LOL

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  8. My first thought was to look at my feet in the first pic. My second was suspicion because that spotty fabric didn't look blue!! But I can see it's blue from the second photo of it so you're off the hook!! :D

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    1. I had to go back and look but you can't see your feet in the first photo - only the bottom of your jeans. And, yes, all the fabrics are blue or have blue in them ... or lilac... or purple. :oD

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  9. Such suspense to see the finished product yet again Anne! You really tease us. It looks so much fun and ready to put together. Your so gifted. xx

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    1. Thanks, Chel. The big reveal is in today's post. :o)

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