Saturday, 2 April 2016

Texan Braid

A quick post before I go to bed - I am wiped out tonight.

I told you yesterday that I was making a texan braid, the pattern of which came from one of Bonnie Hunter's books (I forget which).

I've cut enough strips to make the quilt.

There's just one problem - I'm really not enjoying making it.  It's not an easy quilt to piece.  It's not complicated, more cumbersome.  Not easy to chain piece.

Still I'm going to finish it because after I laid it out on the board, I really like the look of it.

It's coming along well.  Just cumbersome.

How was your day?  I don't know where mine went!  They fly by at the moment!

Have a lovely one,



  1. You are doing great with it, though, in spite of not really enjoying it. Hang in there!

    1. Hi Carole,

      I think I've realised I'm a lazy quilter. I don't want to wrestle with big strips of things. All a bit too hard!

      But I'm loving the look of it so I'll perservere!

      Thanks again

  2. This looks great but am I seeing correctly, are those Y seams to be joined???

  3. Hi Linda, thanks for posting.

    Yes, eventually they will be joined, but I have to make each strip long enough. I've just laid it out there so I could see if I liked it. You have to cut each side off to make it a straight edge and then piece the rows together, but I have a LOT more sewing to do before I am at that stage.

    Thanks again!