Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Zig Zag Quilt Challenge

Are you ready to take the Zig Zag Quilt Challenge?

 Zig Zag Quilt Challenge: 
  • Grab your scraps and make zig zag blocks using any of the construction methods explained on my blog here or here. Either method will work.
  • Make a quilt top with the Zig Zag Block - any arrangement of the blocks.  
  • Take photos of the process from scraps to the quilt top (Size must be place mat or larger - up to a baby quilt size (40" X 50"). That's a nice size baby quilt --- no larger. You can make a couple place mats, a table runner, a table topper, or a baby quilt.
  • Must be made between now and the time of the link up. May 10th to June 18th.
  • Post about it on your blog OR put photos on Flicker anytime - as soon as you finish your top.
  • Then link up on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 thru' June  18th at Midnight CST. The Winner of the random drawing will be announced on June 19, 2012.
  • Linking up your quilt top enters you in a random drawing for a chance to get your Zig Zag Quilt Quilted for FREE!
That is right --- FREE Quilting on your Zig Zag Quilt 
and FREE thread 
and FREE batting
Winner of the Giveaway must provide the backing fabric to go with their scrappy quilt or purchase backing fabric from me.  Winner pays shipping back and forth.
Samples of some of the Zig Zag Quilts I have made.

I will share more Zig Zag Quilts on future posts over the next week. 
I'll share the Zig Zag Quilt that I used for the logo button and tell the story behind it's creation.

If you win, I will post about quilting your Zig Zag Quilt including the whole process through choosing thread to quilting and the completion of your quilt.  I will choose a free style quilting that I feel best fits with your quilt top.

So grab those scraps and start sewing you could win Free Quilting for your Zig Zag Quilt!


How big can you make your Zig Zag Quilt for the FREE Quilting, FREE Batting, and FREE Thread for the Challenge?
You can make it up to 40" X 50" Which would be a nice size baby quilt or a small lap quilt.

What if you make it larger, Can you pay the extra amount for the quilting?  Yes!

Can the winner choose the free style quilting design? 
Yes and No - I will be quilting the winner's quilt with a zig zag design that I feel best fits your quilt, but you can make a suggestion of what you like best from the sample quilts.

Do you have to use the Zig Zag block to make your quilt?  YES! You must use the Zig Zag Block.

What if  you are a quilter and you made and quilted your Zig Zag Quilt -- Can you link it up and show everyone your Zig Zag Quilt? YES, Please link up so we can see it.  You can also link it up on the Sharing Page and the Zig Zag Linky Party Right NOW!

How long does it take to make a Zig Zag Quilt? about 1 to 3 hours, if your squares and strips are cut and depending on the size you make. So you can make one tomorrow afternoon or as late as June 12th or the 14th, or even on the 18th and take photos - write a post and link up!  
Please make sure you back link to my blog at so everyone can join the fun!
You may use any of the photos from this post in your post about the Zig Zag Quilt Challenge.
Please grab the Button and add it to your sidebar to help spread the word.  Thanks! Add it under Gadgets, as a picture and include the back link of

Any questions - please leave a comment or email me at 
If you would like to leave a comment today and let me know if you are thinking of taking the Zig Zag Quilt Challenge that would be great!
Join in the fun of creating a Zig Zag Quilt!
Update:  Zig Zag Blocks can be any size.
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Debbie said...

I'm seriously considering doing this, Marcia. For the challenge, does it matter what size the blocks are?

Studio V said...

I like the wonky zig zag! It's too cute!

Miss Hillbilly said...

You have so many projects on your blog that I want to do. Perhaps I need to have my own Marcia's blog challenge?

Snoodles said...

This is wonderful, Marcia! Oh, I'm sorely tempted to add this to my list....gotta think about that. Maybe I can get two other obligations finished, and then jump in! :)

Dora, the Quilter said...

Yes, I do need to make a zigzag quilt--thinking about all the feathers I could fit in the zigzags is almost as good as thinking about chocolate!

Carla said...

Very cool wonky zig zag quilt!

Diann said...

I love the look of the uneven zig zag pattern. Everytime I see one of your little works of art, I just want to get to sewing! Beautiful as always Marcia! Thank you for joining TTF. Have a wonderful weekend and a very happy Mother's Day!

Sarah Craig said...

Pretty quilts, Marcia! Good luck with the challenge!!

Shay said...

LOVE zig zags. They're just so much fun.

Good luck with the challenge. Sounds like fun!

Vesuviusmama said...

I'll be taking your challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

This sounds like fun Marcia! Saw your earlier post and I think I might be caught up enough in things to take part in this! Looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun!