Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quilting Super Zig

This quilt is pretty big, about 62 x 79...I finished piecing the backing fleece. The quilt is  just a bit wider than fleece fabric and I didn't want to buy 2 x 66" of fleece  (about 4 yards) so bought 2 3/4 and used a diagonal piecing method I had copied from John Flynn's website many moons ago. He no longer has the step by step directions up, but I saved them so was able to save some money on the fleece. One weird thing about this fleece, it has a decidedly oily smell. I guess I'll have to wash the quilt a couple of times before it goes to anyone.

I pinned it all (and the backing was actually big enough!) then had to figure out how to quilt it. I had this nifty printed copy of the finished design and started doodling. I'm going to go with it. I think color to match the colored zigs, and black on the background...or maybe green. I don't have any green in my quilt, and I think I might have some 40 weight variegated, that might look cool.

I might actually have this done this week. That would be three finished quilts in one month, that would be a record.

1 comment:

LynCC said...

Hey, Judy - would you be willing to share the file with the directions for the diagonal piecing you mention? I do almost all big quilts, and I'd sure love any ideas for saving on backing fabrics!


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