Sunday, March 18, 2012

Busy Braid Week



I spent yesterday at a friend's house. sewing a French Braid quilt.  There were 11 of us in her basement.  Lots of fun!!!  I asked my DD to drive me since I don't have my licence back yet.  She agreed and then I thought she might like to make a French Braid quilt too.  We went shopping for fabric and I spent several days cutting and preparing for Saturday.

Here is the one I made.  I still have to sew the sashing together and then border it with a narrow black border and a 6inch butterfly border.  Don't look at the black strips.  They are too short and I will have to add to them or cut new strips.  I was following the pattern and it said, 'cut 1 1/2 inch strips from WOF'.  That means width of fabric, doesn't it?  It should have been cut from the length.  

And here is the one my DD made.  Isn't it fantastic!!!!!  This is her first quilt done on a sewing machine.  She's a natural!  She picked her own fabrics too.


When I got home last night I was too wound up to sleep, so I went into my sewing room and because it was St. Patrick's Day, I made some green fabric with my green scraps.  Then I turned the green fabric into a Shamrock which I saw on Hillary's blog.  She got the pattern here.  So now I have a cute shamrock all ready for next year.





6 comments:

wackywoman said...

What a productive day. I can't believe how much you got done. I took a hand quilting class with a few friends. I'm enjoying plugging along with my little project. Happy Sunday.

Exuberant Color said...

Your all day workshop was very successful! Yay DD!!

hakucho said...

Your daughter's and your Braid quilts are stunning! Love them both :)

quilary said...

Wow Hetty I love the braid quilts - they are stunning! Aren't those shamrocks a lot of fun? and yours looks great with the button on it!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, your braid is just awesome!!

TheSewingLoft said...

So glad you enjoyed my St. Patty's Day fun craft!
~Heather