Thursday, 31 July 2008
I have been making the final braided fillers for my Houston Stars quilt, designed by Gwenfai Rees Griffiths and featured in the British Patchwork and quilting magazine. I'm very pleased with the effect. The strips of scraps from the quilt didn't look very promising but the braid mounted up quite quickly and I was amazed at the transformation when the sewn braids were cut and trimmed. I love the pleasant surprises of patchwork when everything magically comes right and lots of different fabrics look good together. The photos show the different stages from cut strips (1.75 inches by 5.25 inches) to the completed braid, the trimmed version and placement on the top.