Over breakfast, he and I speculated about the noise. William admitted to thinking it was a tornado or terrorist attack (just before rolling over and falling back to sleep). Prowlers had crossed my mind, or more likely, an animal trapped in the garage.
Later that day, the TV news revealed that an earthquake in southern Illinois had sent its tremors as far north as Wisconsin. It was a minor quake, but a pretty big deal to us, since the earth so rarely moves in these parts. And so, this quirky, quaky, Zig Zag quilt is what I chose to share today.
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I made it a couple years ago and don't recall if the color scheme inspired the choice of backing fabric or vice versa. Either way, Michael Miller's retro cartoon "Dysfunctional Family" fabric was the perfect backing.
There are several ways to create a zig zag design in quilting, using half square triangles as I have done here, half square triangles set this way, equilateral triangles, or even rectangles. My half square triangle units finished at 2" and the little quilt measures 18" x 24".
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