Sunday, January 17, 2021

Zebra spotting

      No, not the animal, the quilt Zebra. I was able to sew all the blocks and get it together. This pattern is from Lynne Tyler, from her Etsy shop. The variation of mine is the Firebird. I was asked to be a pattern proofer for the blocks. I have a whole slew of blocks that did not work in this layout, so I need to make an arrangement of those and just sew them together.  I have a green diamond border picked out and will show that in another post.

    After I sewed the half square rectangles together, I did use webbing for the whole top and it worked just fine, no mistakes. I learned I have a hard time cutting pieces when I have to repeatedly move rulers for each block to cut the sides. It fit together fine. I used fork pins to pin the HSR because they held the seam better than single straight pins. 

Layout when I knew I needed some other blocks as the purple/green ones were awful. I placed idea fabric to the side of the layout to see what I thought.

Layout with new fabric blocks added, others removed

All blocks sewn, border choice awaits

Fork pins at seam intersections so they meet 1/4" down from edge

How I pinned- flower pin pushed through where seam should meet, then fork pin inserted
on either side of the seam, and then flower pin pulled out.


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Interesting blocks - thanks for showing how you used the fork pins - they did their job well - ;))

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That is a busy quilt. I like my fork pins, too.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh that is really cool - so graphic and makes your eye move all over!

Joyce Carter said...

So that is what a "Zebra" quilt looks like! I like the way it comes together and forms the diamonds, but honestly, it makes me woozy looking at it with all the strips. LOL
You did good putting it together.

Joyce Carter said...

Whoops---I think that should be "stripes".

Mystic Quilter said...

Tremendous Linda!! I love this design and it's going to be interesting to see your border choice.