Friday, 7 June 2013

the braidadelic quilt



I think it's quite obvious why I've called this the 'braidadelic quilt'! 

I love the braid pattern and the bright colours of the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms prints.

I also used one of the prints on the back and for the binding, which I got from ChristaQuilts:



For the braids I mostly followed this tutorial


Although I chose not to trim the braids but sewed them together as they were, just pinned them right sides together and sewed a straight line 1'4" away from where you would trim the triangles...


and then had fun cutting them off afterwards. Seemed quicker and easier that way!



For the quilting I did straight diagonal lines to the middle and then went back the other way, it was fun!



This quilt makes me silly happy! It is only small but makes a fun little playmat or pram quilt for a wired baby ;)

I think I'm going to display this at the PTA summer fair where I shall be selling my makes... urm better get back to making then!




This is the third finish off my FAL list - so glad it is giving me some focus!!

she can quilt



Linking up:


at Quokka Quilts this week

and finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


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32 comments:

  1. You can have a 'whoop, whoop'!! for that finish! It's a great quilt/playmat and a wonderful example of your ability Lucy! Beautiful!

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  2. wow, great quilt Lucy! I love the wild riot of color! good luck at the summer fair :)

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  3. What a lot of lovely colour - a very happy quilt indeed!

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  4. Great little quilt! Love all the colors together! That pattern is one I have been wanting to try.

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  5. love it! And brilliant idea to sew first and cut later!

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  6. Cute quilt! I really like quilts that are print-explosions. I find that those are the ones I love to look at and use around the house.

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  7. Yay! I love it :-) I am currently using some scraps that a friend gave me from the Soul Blossoms prints, along with some Kaffe Fassett to make a mini quilt. I love bright colours.

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  8. Fantastic pattern choice and the colors are bold and wonderful!

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  9. Chica that is definitely braidadelic! Hahahahaa. I love these fabrics and I have never been brave enough to put them all together - I usually throw them in here or there with other collections. Go you!

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  10. I love braid quilts. Even wild and wonderful ones.

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  11. oh my! love me some Soul Blossoms, and LOVE this quilt! You're right, the braid pattern really gives it a lot of psychedelic movement.

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. Gorgeous work as always Lucy, I love the zingy colours... Sarah x

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  13. Sometimes I think you must be a machine. :) Amazing finish - love the braided look.

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  14. This is a great pattern that I hadn't seen before. Love your fabric choice !

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  15. love, love, love!
    perfect pattern and fabrics.
    and i like your shortcut on the trimming. i'm all for that.

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  16. Loving the bright colors. Beautiful!!

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  17. Whoop whoop indeed. What a lovely quilt!

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  18. Love it. The pattern is really effective. Fantastic make. Di x

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  19. Make sure you enter it into the Modern Mini Challenge!

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  20. Oh yes yes yes, this is right up my street!! Love it.

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  21. It is amazing, love the colours! What a great finish!

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  22. Oooh, that makes me smile! Whoop whoop!

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  23. Whoop! This is a wonderful and gorgeous quilt!!!
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

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  24. Love it! Great choice of fabrics for that pattern.

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  25. Braidadelic rocks! Now how about a big one or is that a step to far - mother and daughter quilts??

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  26. I think a whoop whoop is in order! Fantastic quilt. Never knew a braid could look so good!

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  27. Oh my goodness - FABULOUS! That's worth a big whoop-whoop for sure! Wonderful fabrics. I'm going to have to check out the braided tute.

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  28. Love it, looks like a very happy little quilt! Bet you'll get loads of attention at the fair :D

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