Thursday, April 15, 2010

Zig zag progress

The previously-interrupted-by-quilt-assistant project has been humming along.  The diagonally pieced rows I put together in two sections so I didn't have to wrestle with a lapful of fabric every time I sewed a new row on.

I sewed the "chunks" together to complete the top but I'm feeling it's a bit small, at 46 x 61, so I'll add a 6" border.  I have plenty of the red print.  My goal is to get this all done by the end of April. 

On other fronts, for Erica's quilt, last night I cut 186 pieces of background fabric in two different size squares, plus a small pile of setting and corner triangles...whew!  Only about 100 more pieces to cut from the silk (after I get it washed, ironed, and the stabilizer attached) before I can actually start sewing! 

7 comments:

Banaghaisge said...

wow!!! With big red juicy borders all those zigs and zags will just FLOAT across the quilt andlook fabulous! Well done that girl!!!
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Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Oh Annie, your zig zag quilt is beautiful. I feel happy just looking at it.

I have one of these on my 2010 to do list. Not sure if I'll get there or not, but I'm going to try.

Good Luck with the rest of the cutting for Erica's quilt.

*karendianne. said...

The zig zag is lookg so fun. I love how it's coming along and asking you for a luscious red in the border. I'm all for it (being the peanut gallery). :)

All that cutting and prep work is going is making me get so excited that something fabulously luscious this way comes...

Vivian said...

You've been a busy gal. The zigzag is looking good!
All that cutting and prep work is so tedious, but well worth the effort. (My favorite reward for a long session of cutting -- chocolate!)

*karendianne. said...

Hope you had a nice weekend and were able to do some work with the luscious fabric for Erica!

Libby said...

Love the zigzag quilt!

Joan said...

Annie your zigzag quilt is lovely - what a lot of work. I'll try to pop back again and see how you are going with it. ♥