To friendship!

This week I didn’t do much sewing! I have been spending my mornings having tea and catching up with my friends!  So I thought I will show you how far along I am on my friendship braid quilt.  Last time I shared this quilting project with you I was buzy doing the hand embroidery on to the appliqué flower strips that are between the friendship braid strips.

Well, I have finished the hand embroidery and have managed to sew the strip together.  I have added the first border, it is a soft pinky peachy colour.  Looking at it now I think I need to trim it down to about 2” finished, at the moment it will be 3½” finished.

I found the pattern for the friendship braid on The Quilter’s Cache.  I used 20 long fat quarter fabrics, I cut them into 2½” strips, and then cross cut them into 7½” strips I then followed the sewing sequence as explained in the pattern.  I cut the leftover strips into 5½” strips and I am currently sewing these together to use as the final border.  I hope to have a finished quilt sized of 88” x 85” (223cm x 215cm).

I must say I did enjoy the time spent with my friends and now I’m ready to get back into my sewing room!  Looking at my calendar I’m not sure if this is going to happen, we seem to have hit the silly season on this side of the world, I don’t know how much machine sewing I will be doing in the next few weeks, but I will definitely be doing some hand work.

I started this tiny little hexagon crochet project!

Hope to share this with you next week!



31 thoughts on “To friendship!

  1. Quilts come and go, but friends are forever, so time spent with them is gold. But it’s good to make progress too. I’m looking forward to seeing the crochet, and the embroidery in your photos is beautiful.

  2. Your work is so neat and tidy! I find it most inspiring. The braid quilt looks like it might be a good candidate for me to try. I don’t have experience with shapes beyond squares, but this doesn’t look too complicated.

  3. Such beautiful fresh colours and I love the embroidery! I have been hand appliquéing a queen bed size quilt for sometime now. I started it when I was first married. It is still not finished. I love it… Maybe when I retire in a few years It will get finished!

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