Scrapbox Zig Zag Top

I forgot how much I love a cute zig zag quilt. For this one I used more of my Pez fabric and some other larger pieces that were floating around in my stash. It’s such a nice feeling to use up some of those bits that are too big for the scrap box but get lost in the yardage. This quilt is the PERFECT gender neutral quilt.

61 Responses to Scrapbox Zig Zag Top

  1. Chris April 17, 2010 at 3:04 am #

    LOVE the colors and how you arranged them. Can't wait to see how you finish it!

  2. allsewnup April 17, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    Wonderful colours. Love it.


  3. Cheryl April 17, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    So great to find your that cute quilt!!!

  4. Jeni April 17, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    This is beautiful! I love zig-zag quilts! I love the colors and fabrics! :)

  5. Vicki April 17, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    I love it! I have got to make one of these someday.

  6. RED PEPPER QUILTS April 17, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    Me too! Love the Zig Zag – infact I absolutely love anything made with HSTs. This is lovely.


  7. fiberdoodles April 17, 2010 at 3:51 am #

    Oh how fun! I just love this :)

  8. Mandy April 17, 2010 at 4:22 am #

    This is a great use of the half-square triangles! If you have strips of fabric in your scraps, you can make those blocks even faster. I used that method to make some pinwheel blocks:

    Beautiful work!!

  9. Katie April 17, 2010 at 4:41 am #

    this is absolutely adorable. You inspire me!!

  10. KatyQ April 17, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colorplay. Well done!

  11. Tasha April 17, 2010 at 5:02 am #

    Oh, I just love that! You are amazing what you can do with your scraps. And you just keep making them. So inpsiring. Love it.

  12. madebymum April 17, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    zig zags are on my list. Yours turned out great.

  13. Melissa April 17, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Love this quilt – it has a very fresh, clean and bright feel.

  14. a.niza April 17, 2010 at 5:39 am #

    I love your scrappy zig zag quilt… Looks so fresh & pretty

  15. A Spoonful Of Sugar April 17, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    I never get tired of zig zag quilts – they always look so fresh and pretty – especially with the white.

  16. wishes, true and kind April 17, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    What a bright and cheery quilt!

  17. Linda April 17, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    I've never made a Zig Zag quilt but yours has inspired me. Love the fresh colours and I love Scrap quilts, so will definitely make one ……….. eventually!

  18. Tracey April 17, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    wow, this is so pretty

  19. CJ April 17, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    This is wonderful! I have got to try one of these at some point.

  20. Theresa April 17, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    I love this top. Great scrap buster!

  21. whatktmadenext April 17, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Gorgeous. Love the rainbow colours!

  22. Jen of ReannaLily Designs April 17, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Its great. I love the range in each color + white. lovely.

  23. Erin April 17, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    LOVELY! I really like the scrappy look but with the color families staying together. Is it a present for someone or are you keeping it?


  24. Erin April 17, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    LOVELY! I really like the scrappy look but with the color families staying together. Is it a present for someone or are you keeping it?


  25. RaisinCookies April 17, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    I love this SO MUCH. I hope you don't mind me stealing the idea!

  26. Michele April 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Adorable and fun!

  27. Jamie April 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    This is one of my faves! I have to make one of these! It's gorgeous!

  28. erica e April 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    i want your stash! great quilt.

  29. Leslie April 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    this is so pretty…i love the rainbow of color.

  30. Ricki April 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    That is so darn cute!

  31. Claire April 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    LOVE IT….what a great use to get rid of scraps.

  32. Pam April 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    O.M.G. Stop! There is so much inspiration on this site I can hardly get started on one idea before wishing I could start on the next.

    Thanks for sharing your gifts!!

  33. A. April 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Oh, I love this. I always forget how much I like the simple designs, too. So true about the pieces that are too small to be scraps but get lost in the yardage (ie half my stash!)

  34. r0ssie April 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm #


  35. Sarah April 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    darling quilt. i just made one too.

  36. crickets April 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Just love it – great idea to use up those larger scraps! I think I can use this for my kids beds…boy colors for one and girl colors for the other. Thank you!

  37. K April 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Your blog inspired me to get quilting and sewing again– Thank-you so much for sharing your talents with us all!

  38. Princess and the Pea April 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I love this! I've bee looking for a design for a red and white quilt I've had in my mind for ages, I think it would look great using this pattern! Thanks for sharing! Will have to get sewing now!

  39. Mary Carole April 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this! Very nice coloring! :-)

  40. Alexis April 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Really cute- love the colors!

  41. Jennifer April 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    I love this, it's so cute. A zigzag quilt has been on my list for a while and I just haven't gotten around to it yet, I really need to!

  42. Beth April 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    oh my, this is so great! I have been wanting so make a hst quilt, and it would be great to use up scraps doing so! going to check out your tutorial!

  43. Ariel April 18, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    Mmmmm…YUM-O. I love this one :) can't wait to see how you back it 😉

  44. paulette April 18, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    I love this quilt…thanks for sharing how you did it!!

  45. Little Bluebell (Adrianne) April 18, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    LOVE! Super inspiring. There is something about the colors that you use and they way you put them together that make me happy.

  46. Erin April 18, 2010 at 2:59 am #

    This is gorgeous! I made a rainbow zig zag quilt almost exactly like this a few months ago and it's still one of my most favorite quilts! Rainbow order (or close to it) is so happy!

  47. smallgrapes April 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Totally in love with this!

  48. Rinachiyya April 18, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Wow, always loved zig zag quilts and will give it a try.
    Love yours and you make them so fast. You are amazing.

  49. Jeannette April 19, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Very cheery! I really adore the fabrics you used too! I have never thought of a zig-zag quilt until I saw this one!

  50. whimzeestitches April 19, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    Very creative use of the scraps — love it! I am definitely keeping this pattern in mind for a new quilt! Thanks for sharing.

  51. randi---i have to say April 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    love it! those pez prints are just adorable. i still have some tiny scraps left somewhere in my stash! :)

  52. Raven April 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh I LOVE this! I am definitely going to make one- what a great way to use up some smaller pieces. :)

  53. Rebekah April 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    so fresh and cute! I love the rainbow zig zags

  54. Caro April 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    I've got my fabrics all picked out to make one. Thanks for sharing yours.

  55. Purple Quilter Queen April 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    That is a great way to use up scraps. I love it. Will you put a border on it at all? Cute! Jenn

  56. Patchwork Queen April 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    This is so fresh and bright…perfect for waking everyone up in the Spring!!

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  58. Sophie April 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    This is too cute! Thank you for sharing enthusiasm and passion for the art of quilting through your wonderful blog. Check out our blog at:

    Keep up the beautiful quilting!

    -The American Quilter's Society

  59. K. Anne April 20, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    That's so pretty. I love the ruler fabric that you used.

  60. tarabu April 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I love it when you can use triangles and still only piece squares!

  61. Mandy August 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Can I ask you a question?? What size were your individual squares?? I want to make this for my daughter, but I am not sure how big to make the squares?? I looked in your shop and it is not there anymore…. I'd love to know about how big your squares were and then I can eyeball it!

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