Friday, February 2, 2018

Skinny Braids : :

Last night I started a new project that I'm really excited about today!

Skinny Braid QAYG

Back when my Love Story and Pat Bravo's Indie Folk collections arrived I cut a half yard bundle of both into narrow strips measuring 1"- 2.5" x wof, filling up a big basket next to my sewing machine. Since, I've been using them to make dozens and dozens of herringbone zipper pouch bags. This week I ordered more bag making supplies after I used up the last of what I had on hand and my basket of strips is still halfway full. I can't believe how many finishes I've made from this basket! I have a just a few bag left that I've added to my Etsy shop here -- Handmade Herringbone Bags

Herringbone Bags

Yesterday I had the idea to use the strips to make a big floor pillow for my studio, using the friendship braid Quick Quilt As You Go that I used to make my recent Love Story & Indie Folk qayg quilt. I'll be sharing that finish on Monday, because first I have to share how much I love this braid pattern using skinny strips!

Skinny Braid QAYG

Skinny Braid QAYG

Can you image how amazing a quilt would look using such skinny braids? I plan to begin one ASAP!

Skinny Braid QAYG

I especially love the addition of the dark navy Aurifil quilting thread. Typically I don't add additional quilting when I qayg because the fabrics are already attached to the cotton quilt batting. Since this is a floor pillow that will get lots of use, I think the extra quilting will add some nice durability!

Skinny Braid QAYG | Aurifil Stitching

For my floor pillow top I made two skinny braid panels measuring 14" x 27" that I still have to trim up and sew together for my 26" pillow insert. I can't wait to see this project finished!

Skinny Braid QAYG

I'll be sharing both this pillow and the quilt that I recently finished & photographed using these pretty fabrics next week, so be sure to stop back!  xo Maureen

5 comments:

  1. Maureen, you are so inspiring. I like how you did this, I looked carefully and see that you sewed the strips down and on some strips you went over and sewed on top 1/4 inch in. that looks nice too.
    I want to try this. I love these fabrics very much

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  2. These are the kind of things I love, making up strips and putting a scrappy quilt block, bag, or table runner together, what a gorgeous zipped bag, and quilt, love them all!!

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  3. this is making me rethink all my other projects right now. The joy this type of quilting would bring me! I need to start this asap!

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