I'd say that this zig-zag quilt the first one that I consciously planned for and made. Unlike my first quilt, I deliberately chose the fabrics and the design for this one. It was really the first time I saw a quilt and said, "I want to make THAT!" and did it.
The fabrics are various feedsack and 1930's reproductions. Although I've moved towards more modern fabrics since then, I still have a major soft spot for these cheery prints, and hope to incorporate more of them into my work these days. The white strips are Kona Snow.
I used a great tutorial on the Bee Square Blog by Crazy Mom Quilts. I really like how it's made of rectangles, not triangles. Perfect for a beginner!
It's bound in a sweet red and yellow 30's floral.
I pieced a double line of scraps into the red dot backing, which might be my favorite part of this quilt!
I echoed the patchwork with hand-quilting zig-zag lines on the white fabric about 1/4 inch away from the seams.
It measures about 45 by 60 inches, which is a little too small for a human adult, but just perfect for smaller creatures. This quilt the floor (or anywhere else, really) is a cat magnet! He just can't stay away. He also enjoys being in photographs.