He Zigs She Zags (#105)

While the title of this quilt brings to mind an ill-fated romance, it also applies to my three-year-old twins. A boy and a girl, they share a lot of things (including a room), and have differing opinions about everything. So, when it came time to start dreaming up a quilt that would work on each of their beds and also cater to their ever-blossoming preferences, He Zigs She Zags was born. You could use a precut to get the scrappy look, or raid your stash. The nice thing for me is, the room looks coordinated because the pattern is the same for each of their quilts, but the colors and applique vary. And, of course, when the two three-year-olds love to get in their beds because of their “pretty new quilts”, Mama’s pretty happy too.

This was the first of my quilts that my son saw for the first time and said, “Oh Mom! I lubb it!”

I think it might just be my favorite so far, too.

9 thoughts on “He Zigs She Zags (#105)

  1. Dear April,
    Saw your posting at Quilter´s newsletter through FB. Thought I would pay your website a visit and then I found your beautiful quilt design “He zigs she zags”. Can´t wait to get started, ordered it right away :)
    BR Susanne

    1. Hey Danielle!
      Yep, definitely Jelly Roll Friendly! The yardage requirements are as follows:
      (40) 2½” Width of Fabric Strips
      3/8 yard fabric for applique stars or flowers
      3¼ yard white solid
      1/2 yard binding
      1/8 yard flower middles (if using flower applique)
      6 yards backing
      74″ x 98″ batting

      Thanks for your question! I’ll see what I can do about posting the requirements on each pattern. Should have thought of that sooner!

    1. I meant the back of the pattern with the yardage requirements, not the pattern for the back of the quilt. Sorry, I wasn’t clear! I’m basically looking to see if it is jelly roll-friendly or not.

  2. April, I can’t find out where to purchase this pattern. I love it and would like to try my hand at making it. I do hope it’s still up for sale.

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