Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More of the Zig Zag Border

A bit later than I'd planned, here is a bit of the zig zag border I've been making for the Southwestern Sunrise Sunset quilt.

The top row shows several of the pieced 4.5 X 2.5 rectangles next to each other while the bottom row shows them sewn together.
The tutorial for how to cut and piece these is found here.
They could also be pieced in much larger sizes for rows or columns in a zigzag or chevron quilt top, although I do think that the larger the rectangles are, the more wasteful this method is.  I do have a whole plateful of waste triangles that will probably be donated to someone with kids for an art project.
This method is much faster than the traditional way I pieced them 20+ years ago.

Edit:  12-31-12  In response to questions and comments on the Quilting Board:  No, this is not "Strip Twist", and it was not copied from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.  It is a variation of the border on the 1903 quilt from Oklahoma that provided the inspiration for this quilt.  If I ever decide to copy other people, I'll give them credit.

I'm linking (yes, a bit tardy) to Connie's Free Motion by the River so you can view the accomplishments of others.....and not so tardily to Esther's WIPs on Wednesday and Lee's w.i.p. on Wednesday.

A couple of weeks ago my oldest brother brought his first truck load through on I-40 in over ten years.  We were able to meet at a local truck stop, and Sweet Teen snapped this photo (along with a couple of others that were even uglier!).  I'd hoped to bring him home with me, but due to the nature of what he was hauling, he could not leave the truck stop.  I had not seen him since my dad's funeral three years ago.  I have to admit that we are both aging. Our visit was too short, but it was still nice to visit. (Just in case you are wondering, George definitely inherited a lot of physical characteristics from both the Scheers and Shreves, not so much from the Seastroms.)




Happy quiltmaking,......

10 comments:

Rosemary said...

I really love the zig zag border, Dora. I would love to use it on a project at some point. I love the picture of you and your brother. I don't see my brother very much. He lives in upstate NY and rarely comes home. I think it's a nice picture of you!

doodlebugmom said...

Great that you got to visit with your brother!

bunbear said...

your zig zag border is looking really nice. i think i might have to use that on one of my quilts soon! my husband's brother drives truck and once in a while he comes through and stops for a visit. it's usually just a short visit with ev because of his work schedule, but it's better than nothing. nice pic of the two of you!

Pokey said...

I'm glad you shared more photos, Dora, I have a better understanding of the finished look now! I'm glad you had time with your brother, we live far from our family, too ~
:-}pokey

bethstrand said...

Lovely border and tutorial. I'll be excited to see your project together. I lived 1,000 miles from my family for 16 years and then my brother retired 1/2 hour away. I'm sure loving having a sibling close by! Glad you got to spend some time with yours.

Cindy Sharp said...

So glad you got to visit with your brother.

Mine live locally....I am afraid I take that for granted....even so, I don't see them that often.

Connie said...

Your zig zag border looks beautiful! I bet you really enjoyed visiting with your brother. I am so fortunate to have my 4 brothers all still live close by.

Theodora quilts said...

Hello Dora I haven't been blogging for a long time ,just popped over to see what you are up to I also have a zig zag on my to do list ,so nice to see you brother three years is to long .take care ,Theodora from Greece

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You are such a talented quilter, treasures made for a lifetime of memories.
Lovely you have been able to visit with your brother, times shared are never long enough.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, from our home to yours, dear friend.
~Jo

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hey girl, you fell off the face of the earth. Are you ok? You are missed!!!!!

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