Thursday, 6 October 2011

Completed Summer Happiness Zig-Zag (chevron) Quilt


I started this quilt about a year ago and finally finished the quilt top back in July this year. It turned out to be a monster quilt - but a monster I LOVE! 

Anyway thanks to the lovely Cheryl at Baci quilting who did all the machine quilting for me - we debated for ages what design we would use and I changed my mind about 100 times - the finished design is a large leaf pattern which repeats horizontally and it looks amazing!
Close up of the quilting
For the backing I used colours I wouldn't normally use - really bright and a little bit fluro - but I loved it when I bought it - although when I got home I had a bit of a panic - but resolved myself that its the backing so it really doesn't matter too much - the navy stripe in the middle is Thom's old curtains! I think it breaks up the yellow nicely.

Finished Dimensions: 183cm x 203cm (72" x 80")

x Caity


  1. What pattern did you use for the Zig Zag? I love how this turned out.

  2. Kat's friend Catherine!6 October 2011 at 12:39

    That is AMAZING!!! So beautiful!

  3. So beautiful Caity, so worth the effort and all that extra cutting ;)! Is it going on your bed?

  4. Hi Happy Cottage Quilter - I used a basic pattern of 5inch squares to create the half square triangles - you can find the extra details in my original quilt top post if you go to the Projects bar on the right and the Quilting button for my July 2011 post!
    thanks for your lovely comments