Saturday, November 17, 2012

Zig Zag now I'm Mad!

This Zig Zag Quilt is finished.  After the first try at binding and getting mad,  Tanya unpicked it for me and made a new binding. 
I bound it, washed it and it is now ready to give as a Christmas gift for one of Tanya's step sisters.  Originally I had planed to keep the tips of the diamonds intact and do a zig zag binding.  I of course did not attempt to learn how to do such a think I just went out and did it half way though I got mad took out my rotary cutter and chopped the end of the quilt off.

Here is close up of front.  Yes, I like it again.  Not what the original plan was but what works out in the end is good enough for me.


Here is a close up I did a echo quilting on all the seams.  This is one of my favorite ways to quilt.  You can see on the back how cool it looks too.

Tonight I also did a little work on a new quilt in fact the front and back is now done though I only have the picture of the front.  I am rushing on this one because I would like to deliver it when I drive to see the family for Thanksgiving to save postage.  We are dropping off I believe 8 quilts during Thanksgiving.




10 comments:

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I like echo quilting too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks great You need to use bias binding when doing those types of edges - you can find tutorials for making bias bindings as well as how to apply them on-line.

made by ChrissieD said...

I'm enjoying the quilting design you've chosen and those green and yellow fabrics really sing and the blue makes them pop :)

Gene Black said...

Vrooman's Quilts is right, you have to use bias cut binding for that. I have a video tutorial on YouTube for how to cut bias binding. It is one of my most watched videos. Video on Bias Binding

Barbie Mills said...

I actually disagree---you don't need bias binding as long as you aren't going around curves. The way you line up your corners is slightly different, but not hard once you get the hang of it. Still stop sewing the same distance from the edge, and when you fold it back to get around the corner, just make sure it lines up back with the edge you're turning onto and it should work. Try it on a scrap, it really works fine, although it is easier on corners that are 90 degrees or larger, like hexagons. Smaller=a little trickier. I can see it being really frustrating! I do like it straight too, it's a nice design.

I'm liking your tumbler quilt! I cut into my Maasai Mara this week too, but I'm sure I won't finish mine as quickly as you. =)

Barbie Mills said...

Here's a video tutorial I found--she uses straight grain binding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vci9-li3aYU

This one shows how to do inward corners. I think she uses bias, but it really should still work with straight. I'd just try it on a little sample first.
http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/binding-odd-angles/

beaquilter said...

cool quilts I just bought the Go tumbler dies...

Mary said...

I like it with the straight edge. Eight quilts is amazing! Congratulat ions!

Shannon said...

Richard, the zig zag quilt is just glorious! I'm so excited it's finished!

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