Sewing the Zig Zag Quilt

Occasionally I sew up samples for the catalog, and this Zig Zag quilt really caught my eye when we started on the March catalog. I wanted to make this project because I love the Canning Day fabrics. 

The pattern is basically half square triangles which I particularly enjoy because of the ease in construction, yet the versatility of the block.  You can make a variety of designs out of half square triangles.  I also wanted to use large ric rac which this pattern called for but was not necessary.  I don’t have a quilt with ric rac yet, and I love the use of it in this quilt.


Project: Zig Zag Quilt Kit featured in our March catalog.
Fabric: Canning Day by Mama’s Cottons


  1. Stephanie - February 18, 2011

    Very pretty. I especially love the rick rack.

  2. RANCHMOM - February 18, 2011

    Mari I love this quilt it so pretty, Canning days is one of my favorite fabric lines from CT.

  3. Gayle L. - February 18, 2011

    Mari, this is a gorgeous quilt. I love the “Canning Days” line also. I love doing the HSTs also. I use a lot of Best Press when making them

  4. Mari - February 21, 2011

    Thank you ladies! I didn’t mention that I LOVE orange too! Its a reasonable size to get done in a weekend too! Wahoo!

  5. Sandy B - February 23, 2011

    It is so fresh and gently colourful, Mari. Go orange – a real bit of zing.

  6. Mari - February 23, 2011

    Thank you Sandy!

  7. Jeannette - February 25, 2011

    I am looking for inexpensive fabrics/clearance or sales as all my quilts are sent to the Kandahar and Bagram hospitals for our wounded soldiers. I have sent over 300 in 5 yrs. They have told me that many are children who get hurt in the crossfire so also use lots of child prints. I am retired and find it expensive for mailings etc. Can you help me? Love your new catalog,”Sunday Afternoon” is wonderful. thanks