Saturday, January 30, 2010

Homespun French Braid Top

Finished! With the top at least. Had a 'design' change with this one. The braid panels are supposed to all lay in the same direction. #1, #2, and #4 pointed one direction. #3 and #5 the other. So...I could either unsew and resew #3 and #5...OR just do #1. As you can tell, my panels alternate. ;o)
I've had this one laying around for a few weeks. The homespuns (plaids) are prone to ravel so instead of the usual quilter's scant 1/4" seam, I used a large 1/4" seam...just under 3/8". I have yet to vacuum my sewing room carpet. It's so bad you can barely see the color! LOL
I try to make all of my quilts to fit my bed. It's a queen with a double pillow top mattress...which makes it tall. The quilts aren't quite king-size, but larger than queen. This one measures 94 x 100".

The backing and binding will be the solid 'butterscotch.'

2 comments:

karenfae said...

pretty quilt. I know what you mean about the size, mine is a pillow top mattress too. I always make mine 100 x 100 but then trip over the corners :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Ducky said...

I REALLY like this one. *hint hint :)