"Zig Zag"

Number 37 was made as a nod to the popularity of chevrons at this point in time.

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Like usual, in my life, it seems, by the time I get around to making this design, it appears that their popularity is waning.  (It always seemed I got whatever was really popular just after it wasn't so popular anymore.)  

Note: Because chevrons were so popular when I was a young person, I didn't understand the mad popularity of them a couple of years ago nor did I feel a strong need to make a quilt with them - not really thinking they should be called modern at all, but rather, more like "retro".  (I'm 54 and I remember at least 30 years ago that it was a popular design back then. In fact, my mom made each of us kids an afghan out of double crochet with a chevron stripe.)

But, I needed to use some of my 2" strips once again, so I made some log cabin blocks and simply put them in this arrangement.  I do like it, though - it is quite simple, in fact. I like the strong statement it makes, and hopefully, instead of looking dated, it will look timeless.

I quilted it with feathers. I'm exposing myself as I post pictures because I know that I've still got a ways to go on them.  However, I'm also the kind of person that really likes to finish up quilts - figuring the person who doesn't quilt really doesn't pay that much attention to the actual quilting. I'm aware we are our own worst critics.

So here are some close ups. I put feathers in the white zigzag part, stippled the colorful zigzags and straight line quilted the border.

Like somteimes happens, I struggled a bit with the wind while taking these pictures.

My pieced backing.  While nothing particularly special, I just wanted to show that I often do use pieced backings. These were curtains and a piece of a duvet cover.

I certainly will keep working on those feathers. I do like the end result! 

The pattern is in the free patterns section.

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Becky Petersen3 Comments