Monday, June 2, 2014

Braided Dreams

Braid in a Day
Eleanor Burns
I am always looking for patterns that will help me bring my ever-growing pile of fabric scraps under control. This Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day pattern fit the bill perfectly. I was surprised just how quickly the quilt came together: I definitely could have completed this flimsy in one day, but I life sometimes gets in the way, so it was finished in two days. The only change I made in the pattern a wider border to meet the QOV size requirements.

Braided Dreams
Quilt of Valor
57 x 74
You may ask if my scraps are now under control, and my response is, "In your dreams!"


14 comments:

  1. Very pretty. It reminds me of a stained glass window.

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  2. Can't imagine that it came together that fast and look that good:)

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  3. That is one of my favorite quilts that you have done. Very pretty!!!

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  4. Very pretty! I love these braid quilts and made one for my niece's wedding a couple of years ago. I used a different pattern however, and the directions were not as easy as Eleanor Burns' pattern. She is a genius at simplifying patterns isn't she? Great idea to add those wide borders.

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  5. what a beauty of a finish. I'd make 3 more! And I have to laugh the Patterns in Knitting that say 4 hour, always take me 8!

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  6. That's very pretty. I like the way the colors are framed in the brown fabrics.

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  7. Real quilters always have a stash and scraps:)

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  8. Oh, that is so attractive!! Love it.

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  9. Very pretty! Even two days would be extremely fast for me!

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  10. When you can sew a quilt in two days I predict that scrap control is achievable. That is amazing and it is so pretty too! Great job.

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  11. Beautiful! Chevrons are en vogue right now, you know...

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  12. this is an incredible quilt top. I love it. Glad to see you sewing again. g

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  13. Nancy you are so good to keep your scraps...with all our moves... I trash mine:((
    Now I'm trying to make my granddaughter a scrappy quilt..... and... I don't have many scraps....

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  14. You are so talented Nancy. Beautiful as always.

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