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 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.)