My youngest sister Grace had a baby boy last month and I made a zigzag quilt for him using this great tutorial by Amanda. I’ve been wanting to make a zigzag quilt ever since I learned how to quilt and this was finally a great reason to do it. I really liked this method because I didn’t have to cut or sew any triangles and it went together faster and easier than if I had to piece triangles together. I really liked the end result so much that I want to make one for myself now.
Another thing I liked about this quilt is that it is very generously sized. It’s larger than a typical baby quilt, so it would make a good toddler-size quilt, too, as well as a lap or throw quilt. The only thing I would do differently next time is not use polyester batting because the high loft made quilting it kind of a pain. But the extra thickness is going to make this a very warm quilt.