DIY Modern Zig Zag Quilt

This post is sort of a two-for-one…Happy Monday:)  I’m sharing the quilt I finally finished {and love!} and a sneak peak of the nursery!  Mike assembled the crib last week and it is absolutely beautiful.  We also have the top half of the walls painted and bought our supplies for the wainscoting yesterday so we are trucking along in there!  So I decided to snap the pics of my finished quilt in my favorite new room:)

I used this tutorial for my quilt and this tutorial for the binding.  Here are some stats just for a frame of reference in case you decide to make your own:

  • my version has 3 layers of zig zags and 2.5″ strips of binding.
  • All of my fabric came from Joanns and the total cost was around $20.  I used 100% cotton fabric-one side is cream and gray polka dots, the back is black, and the binding is a sea foam color.  All of the fabric was 44″ wide and I bought 2 yards of each side.  I bought 1 yard of the binding fabric, but only used about 3/4 of a yard.
  • The tutorial says it will take about 10 hours, but mine only took about 5-6.  I broke it up into three different sewing sessions:  pinning {about an hour and a half}, sewing zig zags {another 2 hours}, and binding {about 2 hours}.

I’m keeping this one in our living room, but plan on making a similar one {but smaller} for baby girl’s nursery.  I love the gray and cream polka dot fabric so much that I may use that again and then do a cream or peach backing and binding.  She needs something pretty and handmade to welcome her to her new home:)  Here are a few more pics:




I love it!  And it was really easy.  You can’t really mess it up since all of your lines are zig zag lines and all over the place anyway:)

Do any of you have a great quilt tutorial to share?





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  1. Sharon Siebert says:

    Jessie, I love the crib. It’s beautiful!

  2. Love the quilt! :)

  3. absolutely adorable. love the fabric


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