Zig Zag Quilt

By | September 12, 2019

This is another of my quilts that came from the Zig Zag Nines quilt by Bonnie Hunter that I ended up deciding not make when it was already partially assembled. Crazy yes, but I just didn’t have a use for a king sized monstrosity of a quilt and the assembly of it was not going well by any stretch of the imagination. 

So I made my own mini Zig Zag quilt that will go to charity. 

I did some simple machine quilting using a wavy stitch on my Sapphire along the seams of the blocks and in a cross-hatch pattern. I wanted a few curves in the quilting to offset all the straight seams in the piecing. 

I found a fun backing for this quilt that reminded me of the tetris video game with the little blocks of various colours. 

scrappy nine patch quilt

This is another quilt off the UFO list. This makes 17 (or maybe 18 I need to double check my list) UFO’s completed this year. Sadly, I’m going to run out of  year before I run out of UFO’s. However, unless I get new start happy between now and December I should start 2020 with less UFO’s than I started 2019 with, so at least progress is being made. 











28 thoughts on “Zig Zag Quilt

  1. Elizabeth V K

    What a lovely bright scrappy quilt that anyone should love. Great job!

  2. Alycia Quilts

    Oh this is a great one!! and!! It gives me inspirations! I have a ton of 9 patches – how fun would this be!! You did a great job and it is so colorful!!

  3. Kim

    This is such a fun and happy quilt oozing with gorgeous scraps. Wow you are certainly getting those UFO’s finished. There is never enough time is there. =)

  4. Vicki in MN

    What a great use of scraps and a plus with donating it. It’s terrible how many UFO’s we all seem to have isn’t it!!

  5. Jayne

    Making large quilts (king/queen) is a daunting process! Love this little scrappy quilt! It’s so bright and happy, not to mention adorable!

  6. Chantal L.

    Congratulations on getting the UFOs done! It is a beautiful quilt. Well done. ;^)

  7. Roseanne

    Hi Yvonne! This is a great finish. Changing your mind on a start that just working for you, and you didn’t like where it was heading is a win/win in my book. It’s a colorful and happy looking quilt and someone will certainly enjoy the fruits of your labor. I think you are doing fabulous on your UFO finishes! 17 or 18 – wowee. That’s a great way to end and start the year. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Bonnie in Va

    Great finish. I haven’t been doing many of Bonnie’s mysteries because of how big they are and my huge list of UFOs. I’ve actually set up a spreadsheet that lists finished tops. It takes less room to store tops than quilts! Congrats on this finish and a great year of UFO finishes.

  9. Sue H

    Way to reduce your UFOs! I sure love that feeling but I don’t feel it often enough. Lol!

  10. Tish

    This turned into an adorable baby quilt and will be perfect for who ever receives it. 17-18 is an amazing UFO count for the year! I’m a little jealous 😛

  11. Diann Bottrell

    That is such a fun design and reminds me that I have a bunch of unused nine patches in a drawer somewhere to use up! How big did you decide to make this one? Congratulations on a sweet finish!

  12. chrisknits

    Great job of recognizing you were not going to finish it and ending up with a great quilt! All your quilts are so bright and cheerful!

  13. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    Love your finish, it doesn’t matter what it started out as, when it finished as something else this great. 🙂 Well done on your UFO progress too…. 2020 has UFOs written all over it for me (I hope!).

  14. Susan

    Progress is always good! I can’t say I had that much progress, but it is nice to whittle things down some. This is a great finish and will be most appreciated wherever you decide to donate it.


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