This weekend, I spent some time working on my Zig Zag scrap quilt. I'm enjoying sewing these HSTs after all these years of being afraid of them! That feels pretty good.
I have pieces sewn to make 90 blocks, although only 80 are shown. I need to cut out 10 more and I'll have enough for a pretty big quilt. Let's see....100 blocks set 10x10... 6 inch finished blocks...will make a 60 inch square quilt. I don't know if I'm going to like that. I'm not sure how I feel about square quilts. How about you?? Once I get it together, I'll see what I think. I can always make more...ughh. But I want to be happy with it, right?
I used the fabrics from my 4 inch strip drawer. I like to cut triangles, sew them together, press and then trim. Now, some may think that is an incredible waste of time, but for me it's necessary. I just do not sew or cut consistently. I know it's a horrible admission. But it's true. So, to compensate for my inconsistency, I've decided to do this.
An interesting fact about my strip drawers is that I separated the fabrics by lights and darks. And, I have WAY more darks than lights. So, I decided that in order to have more lights, I would use the backs of some fabrics to make them look light instead of medium. Now, I have more lights!! LOL
Here is an example.
The green print reads as a medium, but the back side reads as a light. So, I used the wrong side of the fabric. Now, I know this is legal, because my sister in law reminds me that I paid for both sides of the fabric and I can use either side.
If you go back and look at the first picture, you'll see this portion of the block on the right bottom block. It's the top point of the zig zag. See, you didn't notice...because value is what matters in this quilt. I've done this in MANY of these blocks, just to get the right values. Once the top is completed, you won't even notice until you do a close inspection and even then, you won't be sure!
to use both sides of the fabric!!!