Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Sunny Quilt for a sunny January day

Here's my sewing room and the yard beyond... doesn't look like a normal January day in Michigan out there, does it? The sun is shining and the grass almost looks green. It was so warm out I ALMOST didn't need a jacket... BEAUTIFUL! So when I wasn't outside I worked on a sunny braid quilt that I'm doing for a shop sample. It uses a really nice trapezoid strip ruler. This is the first time I've tried using it and I'm hooked. GREAT TOOL! I'm going to demo it at Hearts to Holly the end of January. This is the quilt I'm working on using the tool.

The fabric is mostly Central Park ...on of my favorites.. Kits will be available at Hearts to Holly if anyone wants to make one.
I made 6 braids then added a yellow border to each... then added a spacer between each of the braids.

It gets a final border after all the strips are done. There are two fabrics I brought home with me to try out... one is an olive print and one is an orange daisy floral that is in the braid.... leaning towards using the orange.

With some of the leftover braid pieces I made one more braid and used it on the cuff of a pillowcase. I didn't take a picture of that but it was quick and easy. It would be a good use of leftover strips and scraps to make a matching pillowcase for more of my quilts.


Rebecca P said...

Deb, that is so pretty!!! Very cheery & yes sunny for summer. I might have to get some of that fabric for a gift for someone in sunny California.
Love the idea using left overs for the pillow case edge.
At the moment I'm hooked on the twister tool, but will have to check out the braid ruler.
hugs, to you.

Anonymous said...

I really like it! Bright but really pretty. :o)


Barb H said...

Beautiful quilt, Deb. Perfect for the up-coming cold and dreary days to come.

Northern Deb said...

Thanks everyone... I'm having fun with this one. It's not my usual style or color choices. Nice to hear from you Rebecca and Barb... MISS YOU BOTH!

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