Now that I understood AmandaJean's very thorough and easy tutorial (those who are literate are at a clear advantage ;-), I am happily zig-zagging along. This tutorial makes Big Zig quilts so super-easy that I am in awe of its author!
Wondering what I am banging on about? Go here:
zig zag quilt without piecing those pesky triangles.
At the rate I am going this may become a favourite for gifted quilts!