Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BRAIDED QUILT FINISHES

I began a braided quilt earlier this year.  I had two rows done, then packed it away for a while.  In the last month or so I pulled it out again and added a third row.
I decided this past week it was time to sew all the rest of the blocks together and be done with all the 3 inch strips laying on the floor of my studio.  
Well I got a sudden rush of finish it up the last couples days and cut the blocks out ready to go.
I devised this system with my home made template to cut these blocks into their 7.5 by 14 inch sizes.  
Using a Frixion pens that disappears with heat I can cut them out easily with my rotary cutter.  
And the last three rows were cut out and ready to add to the original first three rows of the quilt top. 
And the top is done.  It is pretty large 63 by 84.  
I had to fold it in half just to hold it up for a photo.  So it is off to the quilter and get it bound in time for our cooler weather.  

  

18 comments:

  1. Well done! Sending a large quilt to a quilter is such a great idea. You will be snuggling under this pretty quilt in no time.

    -Soma

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  2. Very pretty scrappy palette! Looks like lots of fabric memories stitched in there.
    I agree, sending such a large quilt off to be long-armed is better than trying to wrangle it under a domestic machine.

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  3. I love quilts with scores of fabrics.... great finish.

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  4. This is lovely. I have some quilt tops that really should be sent away but I just hate paying someone to do what I SHOULD be able to do myself. ALthough, I rarely get around to quilting the larger quilts. Oh...to own a long arm one day!!

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  5. It's a really lovely quilt and a great way to use up your scraps.

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  6. I've never made a quilt like this. The possibilities are really endless (super scrappy, focusing on one fabric collection, getting creative with value). Well done!

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  7. What a good scrap buster! I am curious what you will do with the leftovers you cut off from each block.

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  8. It’s a great finish! This quilt really appeals to my scrappy loving heart!

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  9. Awesome! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  10. Beautiful colors combo, pretty quilt!

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  11. Wow! Way to rock that finish! It’s a lovely top!

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  12. What a great scrappy braid. I love the cozy warm colors.

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  13. Those fabrics just melt together to make such a fantastic quilt.

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  14. What a neat way to make a braided quilt.

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  15. What a gorgeous strip braid quilt! It is so beautiful--I am so inspired by this for sure...hugs, Julierose

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  16. Wow! Fantastic work! Classic case of once you got started, you just couldn't stop.

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