Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rainbow Braid Quilt

Hi all,

Long time no chat! I guess life gets busy sometimes! My sewing machine is at the repairman's again, I am trying a new guy who seems to know what is what, so we will see!

Anyway I have a quilt to show you, it has been finished for a week but the first lot of photos were blurry due to little fingerprints on the camera lens….

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This is BW’s first “big bed” quilt. (Don’t I live in paradise?)

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This is the front. It is a french braid quilt with black sashing between every piece. It looks like lead light! It should have 4 braids running the length but I used the 4th across the top to make it longer, I should have made a 5th braid because doing this made it a bit narrow.

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This is the back. I pieced it with the left over fabric and some bits if braid that were left.

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The boys quilts on their beds and a rare glimpse of BW! I seem to have trouble getting the size of the quilts right for single beds. BW’s is really not wide enough, it could be 12” wider. TP’s is about 8” too short. But they do the job of providing warmth and that is the main thing!

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Quilt Stats -

Started about 2 years ago, Finished 29th April 2011.
Size – 81” x 43”
Pattern – from the book French Braid Quilts
Quilting – by Christine

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10 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful quilt! I have made some french braid quilts and I think they are lots of fun to do.

Christine said...

It looks so great hanging like a beautiful stained glass window, your piecing is perfect.

cheers
Christine

barcord said...

Lovely quilt Jess. Perfect. I must say I like your new look blog page. Verrry niiicce. I noticed in your pics my first ALQS quilt. It made me go aaah! Thank you for that glimpse. Hope the boys still fly their kites. Luv Bx

Quiltjane said...

It looks fabulous. Well done. I love the quilts on the kids beds too. Not for another project.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt looks amazing, gorgeous!!

Becky said...

oh wow, it reminds me of a stained glass window! so pretty!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

That is gorgeous! Just gorgeous!
xx, shell

Oops-Lah said...

Wow Jess, I'm blown away. Love your new quilt. And you do indeed live in paradise. I also love the new look of your blog; very fancy indeed. Greetings from Boston (we had Thomas' graduation yesterday). Tomorrow we fly back to Switzerland and a week later home to Singapore. Vreni xx

Karen 'n Chris said...

Oh wow!. Does that say enough? Oh wow wow!
Truly gorgeous quilt.
And the stars one aint half bad either. Bet the boys just love them.
Really must get that book, it's been on my want list for so long.

prsd4tim2 said...

Gorgeous!