Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ethan's zig zag quilt.

I was inspired by THIS quilt a The Purl Bee. Ethan loves green and heaven forbid we make something that could possibly be Gator inspired. So I'm doing orange and green. I'm gong to need more green. I'm going to do a wide green border too I think. Trying to green it up a bit.
Close up of the zig zag action
I may do the quilting in orange and green thread too. Not sure.

Anyhow, Ethan is only 2, but he needs something for his bed (making this twin sized) and I looked for something that would be bold and fun for a toddler but maybe he can still think is funky and fun as he gets older. That's the hope at least, as I don't want to make him a new quilt every few years, I want him to cherish this one.

The fabrics are from Joannes in the fat quarter section. Cuz I'm cheap. I used the tutorial at Purl Bee for the layout, which I think is super clever. I squared with my Making Memories eyelet setter mat! Turns out it's 4 inches square, so after I sewed the triangels together I used that to make sure it was totally square and same sizes.

4 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOWZERS this is stunning! I love the colors! I am sure Ethan is going to love it!

Linda B said...

It's going to be great. I can't wait to see it as it comes along!

Mom

Patti said...

Its super cute! I love the colors. Ya know...I almost sent you a 4" quilting square and I though "Nah...she must have one". I should have sent it!! Let me know if you want it and I can pop it in an envy and send it.

amandajean said...

that is a great start to your zig zag quilt. I have been wanting to make one of those too. so cute!