Apr 4, 2018


One of the big goals on my 2018 list is to complete a minimum of five sewing projects this calendar year.  And it wasn't hard for me to figure out what I wanted to tackle first.

My sister is an all-star knitter and has given me countless hand knit gifts over the past decade - all beautifully made and with the extra goodness that comes when gifts are made specifically for you.  I wanted to make her a gift in return - because she is my best friend and because I knew that she would appreciate the value of a handmade item and be accepting of the flaws that come along with that.

This is the fourth quilt I've made and that is the full extent of my sewing experience.  I feel like I both know what I am doing and have no idea what I am doing.  And, right now, I'm okay with that.  I enjoy learning as I go and I have a very strong "good enough" attitude when it comes to sewing.  It all works out.

For this quilt, I used the Broken Zig Zag pattern by Sarah Ruiz.  I read Sarah's blog and was excited to see that this pattern both fit my aesthetic and fit in the "beginner friendly" skill level.  It was my first time following a pattern and it was super exciting to see everything come together.  To be honest, I am kind of amazed that it turned out as well as it did - it truly was beginner friendly.

Hooray for my first sewing project of the year.  Now, I better get my buns in gear if I want to meet my goal by December 31.

And thanks to April and her cat, Leo, for the photos!


  1. Yay! I love it so much! And I'm also happy to hear the pattern worked for you. :) I love the little tweak you did at the top, turning a few of the triangles in another direction.

  2. I had so much fun making this Sarah. The pattern was great. And the tweak started out as a mistake, but I kind of liked it and decided not to fix it. :)