ZebraZ quilt in it’s UNnatural habitat
Presenting the ZebraZ quilt!
Complete with snow covered background.
On the old hay wagon.
This project was generously sponsored by Northcott Fabrics. Made from Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Cotton Solids. I was especially pleased with the light grey (Vapour 9000-900) used for the background. It is so subtle and silvery!
For the backing I used the remainder of my Elephants by Ed Emberley from the Happy Drawing collection for Cloud 9 Fabrics. So this may look somewhat familiar to that Elephant Parade quilt back. This time I added this narrow band of a medium grey solid where the two pieces of Elephants print meet.
A mitered border was the original plan. I have made a few of those before. This time I switched things up a little. And used a cross like cornerstone giving the illusion that those black border strips are crossing at the corners.
I am so predictable. The quilting is my fave organic wavy lines, spaced according to the size of the project and it’s intended use. Quilted using my walking foot, this method makes for a quick edge to edge finish.
To complete the ZebraZ theme, I used a binding cut on the bias from this charcoal striped Striation by Lotta Jansdotter from the Follie collection for Windham Fabrics. The lines run along the crossgrain, so it was the first bias binding I made since my very first quilt. I love the results! These inconsistent stripes look a lot like the stripes on a real zebra.
You know what? I had a few people wondering…
The blocks that I made for the ZebraZ and for the Elephant Parade ….
They are NOT paper pieced.
That paper piecing hurts my brain. Hahaha!
Now I know…. Piecing all those stripes does look like a painful procedure. But the are NOT individually pieced. These are strip pieced. And then the body parts are cut from the strip sets.
Still looks like too much work? Well then, the alternate directions provide for the use of a variety of black and white prints to make the zebras. No piecing of stripes at all. And how funky are they???
You can find the ZebraZ quilt pattern for sale here in my pattern shop. This 26 page pattern includes instructions for making both a toddler sized quilt using a 16 block setting, finishing at approximately 57.5″ x 67.5″, and a baby sized quilt using a 9 block setting and finishing at approximately 40″ x 50″. Material requirements lists for both setting sizes and both block methods are provided. Complete instructions for making the both the pieced ZebraZ and the Cheater ZebraZ in either setting are included.
This ZebraZ quilt finished at a nice toddler quilt size, 56″ by 66″, and is now listed with the other Quilts for Sale in my Etsy shop.
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|Baby it’s cold outside! Brrrr!|
The photos for this post were taken last week. And the temperatures have risen considerably since then. Here’s hoping for a lot less snow come time for the next ZebraZ quilt photo shoot!!! Come on SPRING!
Keep On Quilting On!
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