25 May 2011

Sultry Braids Quilt

Well the story goes like this. I first joined Just Us Quilter in March 2011 after being introduced by my best friend forever, Mariam Osman. I am grateful to her for introducing me to this group cos it starts to motivate me again to sew even though i am busy with my everyday life.

The Sultry Braids is our group project for JUQ and i started it on 16th May 2011. So i bought these 2 1/2" jelly roll (2 rolls) from Cottage Patchwork and have them all cross-cut to 7" rectangles. I planned to have a colour gradation from blue to light blue, pink to red. After joining the 7" rectangles together,  this is how it looks like:

Working hard on it and during this hot season, it gives me a lot of calmness but at times quite stressful. Stressful because at times my sewing is not precisely 1/4" scant seam.

It took me two days to join  all the seven braids and adding the inner and outer borders and finally today i successfully completed the quilt top. This is how it looks like:

After this it will get basted, quilted and will have a scallop edging.  Will post the picture once done. Mariam my bff is doing this Sultry Braids too. And i will post the complete quilt together with Mariam in JUQ. Wish me luck!

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