This is not going to be good as the title suggests... Do you see the rows of the zig zag quilt above? Do you see how the rows are different lengths? Yah, that's the problem.
I've been behind from the beginning, found the ORB Quilt Along group after the zig zag plan had been posted, ordered fabric that took time to get, lots of life going on, etc... you know. So the first two rows of zigs (really 4 rows of blocks), I just pieced the HST together and made them work.
THEN, I was reading posts on the ORB Quilt Along flickr pool how many had trimmed EVERY square for their quilts... I thought, hmmm - I didn't do that?! So the next row, I decided to trim and thought since I was only taking what appeared to be distortion off not any of the actual diagonal seam that it would work. WRONG!
Yes, the blocks went together easier, the seams are straighter and the fabric lies nicer but what a bummer! So now my bottom 4 rows are starting to look like this and I have learned my lesson - the hard way.