Zigzag Fade quilt

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Zigzag Fade quilt

Just popping in to show you Zigzag Fade, a new pattern in Issue #22 (February 2018) of Modern Quilts Unlimited! This is one of the larger quilts I’ve made to date, at 68″ x 87″, but much of it is negative space so it actually comes together pretty quickly—just two blocks, set on point in a fun zigzag pattern!

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures of the quilt before sending it off, but I did take one during the quilting process so you can see a little detail. I decided to use the negative space to emphasize the zigzag pattern by incorporating areas of matchstick quilting. I love the look of it, but it took FOR-EV-ER.

Detail of Zigzag Fade while being quilted by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts | www.flyingparrotquilts.com

I had a near-disaster while burying threads on the quilting, when I accidentally clipped a hole into the quilt. Fortunately, it was on one of the red squares so I was able to remove that patch and hand-stitch in a new one, then re-quilt it on my domestic machine.

If you are headed to QuiltCon, this quilt will be in MQU’s booth, #105!

Quilt Stats:
Fabrics: Solids, mostly Kona Cottons
Batting: Warm & White
Quilting thread: Glide white + Glide prewound bobbins
357,436 (!) stitches

  1. Oh wow, it is always scary to snip fabric when trimming thread ends. I’m glad you were able to get the block removed and stitched back in by hand! The quilting in the negative space looks great, and I did chuckle when you mentioned on IG that it would probably have gone quicker on a domestic. I have thought that after long hours at my longarm many times, too!

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