Finished Zig Zag

In between acting as a dairy cow ( I’m gonna start moo-ing) to my always hungry baby, I managed to finish this quilt.  Actually I’ve been sewing my head off while I’ve had extra hands entertaining my 3 year old during the day.  I finished this one with simple quilted zig zag’s and backed it with a moda orangish red print I can’t remember the name of. 

34 Responses to Finished Zig Zag

  1. Chris April 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm #

    It turned out great. My babies were the same way. I remember trying to finish my masters thesis in between nursing. It felt like I was just getting going when he'd need to eat again. Hang in there.

  2. Tiffany April 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    That's my favorite so far! I love it!

  3. Keriann April 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Oh Allison I just LOVE this one!! The colors are so bright and fun!! In to my must quilt someday file!

  4. Jamie April 23, 2010 at 11:52 pm #

    I just love this one! It is so cheery and fun! Nice job!

  5. Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    This is so beautiful, such an inspiration! I want to make one like this right now!

  6. Mama Pea Quilts April 23, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    So simple but so unique! The fabric choices for this one are limitless. I, too, am going to put it in my "someday-must-do" file. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jodie April 24, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Cute quilt! I love the colors and feel of it.

    I'm a milkin' mama, too. What makes it reallllly special is that my husband actually grew up on a dairy farm, so the cow jokes are plentiful 'round here. Mooooooooo!

  8. Raven April 24, 2010 at 12:57 am #

    I LOVE this quilt so much that I am making a similar one right now! I am adding another row to include purples so it has all of the colors of the rainbow. Can't wait to get it all put together! :) Good luck with your hungry little one! Nursing is such a great way to bond with your baby (not to mention SOO much cheaper than formula!) but it can definitely wear you down after a while since no one else can do the feeding so you can sleep. Hang in there and enjoy the sewing while you have some help- I found when my last baby was tiny that even though I was sleep deprived all the time when I did get the energy to make/sew something it really lifted my spirits! :)

  9. Aimee April 24, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    I love this zig-zag quilt! I intend to make one this summer, so thanks for the inspiration.

  10. CraftyGal April 24, 2010 at 2:25 am #

    I love this quilt and the fabrics you chose! Awesome!

  11. Leslie April 24, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    this is so pretty. how are you finding time to quilt with a new little one? i love the quilting

  12. Cheryl Arkison April 24, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    I can't believe you are finding this much time to quilt. You are on fire! Good thing milk isn't flammable.

  13. Thriftin and Craftin April 24, 2010 at 4:12 am #

    I'm almost done with my first zig zag quilt top. As far as quilting, do you just quilt along the edges of the zig zags? What did you use to keep it even and uniform? Did you use the foot as a guide? Did you have to use a walking foot? It looks beautiful. After all this work, I don't want to mess up my quilting.

  14. a.niza April 24, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    ..looks soooo nice & i love it.

  15. madebymum April 24, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    Well done the colours make me smile.

  16. Jo April 24, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    Love it! Zig zag quilts can be so punchy in just the right colours (which yours, of course, is!)

  17. Marta April 24, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    So nice this Zig Zag quilt. Colours are perfect for the summer!

  18. Jenny April 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    SO lovely!

  19. Dee April 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Just beautiful from one moo cow to another!

    I always wanted a shirt that said "Got Milk!"

  20. Sandy April 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Love this little quilt…want to make one. Binding and backing is adorable!

  21. Cheryl G. April 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I love LOVE this quilt!

  22. patchworkpalace April 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    This is really lovely. I like the fact that you kept the quilting nice and simple too.I'm sure the babies out there will love it too….

  23. Rinachiyya April 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    LOL I know what you mean at least you do not have to pump the rest out like I had to do. Hang in there it will get better.
    Your quilt is beautiful and you must be happy it is finished.

  24. The Clark's April 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    so beautiful, I am dying to make me one of these!

  25. Princess and the Pea April 24, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    I love the yellow bambi fabric, what is it? Deer are now my favourite animal after feeding wild ones in Japan!

    Your quilts are so pretty, I love them all!

  26. Marg April 24, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Love it, so bright and cheerful.

  27. Aunt Spicy April 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm #


  28. paulette April 25, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    I LOVE this quilt!! So bright, cheery and happy…I got to make me one!! Thanks for sharing!!

  29. Rebekah April 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    it's beautiful! I love the colors and fabrics you used!

  30. amandajean April 27, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    what a beautiful zig zag quilt! i love the crisp white. (shocking, i know!) :)

  31. Brooke April 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    I love your quilts! I was wondering what kind of white fabric you use or would recommend? My email address is

  32. January 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    I love this quilt, I'm not brave enough to sew HST due to machine-sewing-on-the-bias issues but I included in my list of inspirations for my newest quilt ednesday-just/

  33. Sarah January 20, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    I absolutely love this quilt! Although I can hold my own with a sewing machine, I'm pretty new to quilting. Would it be easy to re-size this quilt larger? Or do you have a pattern for a larger size?

  34. Nooly October 17, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    gorgeous quilt! inspiring me to make my first….
    question, how big a quilt does this make?

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