August 19, 2015

ZigZag Quilt Block

Zigzag quilt blocks © W. Russell,
ZigZag quilt blocks
It has been so hot lately where I live, that while looking at the ZigZag quilt block, the style of the block gave somewhat of an Aztec feel to me, so I decided to play around with those colours. Before long I was making all sorts of combinations of these colours. I'm sure you will have your own colour rendition of this quilt block, but here is a picture of a quilt I made, using only two different colours per block, but spreading the colour combinations around.

Now, on the surface, this block might look a little daunting. However, the patches are simple and it is made as a 20" block (and I also gave you instructions if you want a little smaller version as a 15" block). On the plus side,  bigger blocks = less blocks to make for your quilt.

And speaking of the heat ...

Probably the most famous quote about heat is from a former American president.
  • "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
    ~ Harry S. Truman

    and then there are these bits of wisdom and/or humour

  • "Nothing generates more heat in the government than the question of who is chosen to participate in important meetings."
    ~ Richard Holbrooke

  • "Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself."
    ~ William Shakespeare

  • "If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?"
    ~ Steven Wright

Image © W. Russell,

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