Those strips were 1 1/2" wide and I cut some more green strips 2" wide. I cut some 6" squares from a cream quilter's blenders.
I stitched the skinny strips on opposite sides first and then pressed.
I stitched the wider strips on the other two sides and pressed.
I now have four squares with green strips on two sides from every block.
I squared all of them up at an angle to 3 1/4" square - see photos.
Then opposite directions.
Oh, no! - I made too many blocks! I stitched a few more blocks together creating a different pattern.
I love the zig zag border. I will have to quilt a cool design in the center. All pressed and ready to quilt.
There are still more blocks left! I tried another pattern. I like this one too. I will have to quilt a zig zag design inbetween the blocks. I like that idea.
All pressed and ready to quilt.
I started quilting all three little quilts late this afternoon. I will share the quilted photos tomorrow.
I used a similar block design last year, when I made a baby quilt, but I used the strips as lattice strips, not to create a zig zag pattern.
This was my first project last year for project quilting. I experimented with zentangle quilting designs for the quilting. Click here to see the posts about the quilt.
Do you like the zig zag block?
There could be tons of different arrangements for the blocks. I am looking for a challenge quilt for the May for Me Celebration. This could be one of the possibilities.
Help me decide, let me know if you would want to make a small quilt using the zig zag blocks to create your own design. You would use leftover strips and scraps to make the quilt.
Thanks for your input!