September 13, 2011

Large Zig Small Zag Quilt.


Large Zig Small Zag Quilt Top - approximately 53 x 76 inches.

Fabric requirements:
8 light color print fq
8 dark color print fq
4 yards background fabric


Cutting:

Light color fqs – cut one 12.5” square from each fq.
Dark color fqs – cut two 6.5” squares from each fq; for a total of 16 squares.
Background fabric – cut 6 strips 4.5” x 46 inches (length of the fabric). If necessary you can piece these strips.
Background fabric – cut 4 strips 4.5” WOF for side borders.
Background fabric – cut 8 12.5” squares and 16 6.5” squares.

Sewing:

Place one print square and one background square, right sides together, sew around all four sides. Repeat for all 8 large and 16 small squares.


Cut each double layer square in quarters, corner to corner; now you have 32 large hst, and 64 small hst.


Press seam toward background fabric. True up large hst to 8” squares and small hst to 4.25” squares.

Arrange your large (then small) blocks in a pleasing zig zag. I used 8 fq to give a variety, so you should be able to separate the prints. You will have 4 large blocks left over to use on the quilt back.


Sew your large blocks (then small) together, into rows of 6 (12). Join two rows together to make the zig zags. You’ll have 2 large zig zag rows and 3 small zig zag rows.

Final assembly of quilt top:

4.5” x 46 inches background strip
small zig zag strip
4.5” x 46 inches background strip
large zig zag strip
4.5” x 46 inches background strip
small zig zag strip
4.5” x 46 inches background strip
large zig zag strip
4.5” x 46 inches background strip
small zig zag strip
4.5” x 46 inches background strip

Be sure your zig zags are pointing in the same/correct direction.

Sew 2 sets of 4.5” strips together for the side strips. Attach to each side of the quilt top.

Quilt back
Use your leftover large zig zags, pieces of the FQs and background fabric for the backing. I added 8 more matching FQ’s for mine.


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