Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Swanky Braid Quilt


I’m not quite through hemming (like… 3 sides to go still!)  but I wanted to post pictures of the Braid Quilt that soon will be gifted to one of my sisters.  The colors don’t show well… sorry… inside photography in poor lighting will do that, but I don’t have time to get the photo stand out to shoot one quilt!! 

It is made using a Swanky Jelly Roll and a little more yardage.  It is a very bright, cheerful quilt and is sofa size so she can curl up with it while watching TV.  It was a fairly quick sew, but dealing with the bias edges requires a little more attention than what the pattern (from the Moda Bakeshop) said to do.


My SIL and I both made a quilt from this pattern at the last Red Barn Retreat, and I must say I like hers better!!  Her jelly roll (I can’t remember the name of it right now) was really wonderful in this pattern.  After learning on mine that you had to be more careful in the piecing of the strips together (than what the pattern told you to do) hers turned out much more square than mine did.  This is not sour grapes… just sayin’.

See what I mean?  Her quilt really sparkles because it has more contrast than the fabric I used.


I quilted this using the “Come Dance With Me” panto and Lazy Lime thread.  This is one of my very favorite pantos.  It has the look of leaves and feathers all in one!

I do have another almost-done quilt that I will post soon.  I’m still debating on whether or not to add crystals to it.

Be blessed today in all you do!



  1. I LOVE your braid quilt AND your SIL's. I finished mine as well, but do plan to make another one and "think" the process out more. What is the name of the Jelly Roll your SIL used?

  2. It was American Jane - I think wee play - i also used some extra fat quarters and found the inner border at Jean's in Livingston and the outer border at the quilt shop at Montgomery

  3. I do love hers....but don't dare put yours down....I love it more!

  4. I think it's wonderful. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself. The quilt turned out beautifully.

  5. I love your fabric selection. So cheerful! You did a really good job on it. That is because you are blessed and hiiiighly favored of the Lord! (tee,hee)

  6. I love this pattern! I just learned how to do a braid and used it on a border, wow - you've inspired me to try a whole quilt with the process. I love your colors!

  7. I love the braid quilt...thanks for sharing all the pretty quilts.

  8. The braid quilts look great, I'm probably going to do a braid quilt before too long.


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