Green Scrappy Braid Quilt Top Is Finished


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Wow, working on and off, this took almost a month. I added the final borders early this morning.

I LOVE IT!!! My first braided Anything. And mostly from scraps. 95%. That’s the best part.

From this…

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To this…

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It is officially the largest quilt top I have made to-date. Right now, before quilting and binding, it measures 90″ by 94.” As you can see, it fits perfectly on this regular sized bed in the guest bedroom which BTW is only used to house my crafting stuff.

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It has enough of a drop that I could remove the dust ruffle. (Do people still use dust ruffles, LOL!! I still do.)

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For the back, I already started making more braid panels. I will probably cut some larger squares from leftover green scraps. And piece together what I can to make it large enough. I won’t spend a lot of time on it, that’s for sure. Already invested too many hours on the top.

After I quilt it, I want to make two pillow shams. I saw the cutest pillows that look like shams on the net (can’t remember where), loved them, will make them.

I am so glad I decided to try my hand at this design and learned to make the braids. If I had never tried it, then I wouldn’t have this to show you. :D

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If you haven’t tried the Friendship Braid, check it out. Super easy. Time consuming, but easy.

Go here. This is what I used.

http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html


You can read about the making of this quilt top here.

http://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/sashing-is-done-time-for-the-borders/

And here.

http://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/starched-and-ready-to-trim/

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16 comments on “Green Scrappy Braid Quilt Top Is Finished

  1. Sonnethawk says:

    Wow! Donna! It is really beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the way you finished it! It looks so much better ( more dimension) than it would have with the babble material. That’s my humble opinion! It really looks great! Kudos to you!

  2. kiwijude says:

    Love it, Donna! Well done. :)

  3. Dee says:

    This is amazing!

  4. Jess in Tyler says:

    I love it! So glad you shared the journey!

  5. Deb says:

    This turned out so great! Love that black fabric you used to sash it with… it makes everything pop. Great job!

  6. Bobbi says:

    That is SUCH a cool quilt. I really like the white on black background fabric, too.

  7. Kathy S. says:

    Braids take me forever. I love it. I admire all the work that you put into it. The borders look great too! Nice fabric choices.

  8. Barb N says:

    Awesome! And I love the backboard with the same fabric. I’ll bet you smile every time you walk into the room now!

  9. liveacolorfullife says:

    This is just stunning–definitely worth all the work!

  10. I was making braids last year and just could not seem to stop. I like your use of color in your braid. I think choosing the colors carefully is what makes or breaks them.

  11. Lynette says:

    It’s gorgeous!! And yes, I still use dust ruffles! Gotta hide that under-bed storage, and they’re just so pretty.

  12. salliesue says:

    Wow, Donna, that is beautiful!! I absolutely love scrap quilts, and this is a most excellent example!! Whoop whoop!!

  13. What a great job! How proud you must feel!

  14. don_mae says:

    Thanks so much, everyone, for your wonderful comments. You are what keeps me trying out new things. I know you will weigh on what works or what doesn’t.

  15. Connie says:

    What a beautiful quilt and how neat that it is almost completely from your scraps! I still use a dust ruffle :) Thanks for sharing.
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