Monday, January 18, 2010

Design Wall 1-18-2010


Well here we are again. Another week gone in the year of 2010, and before we know it it will be Christmas again. Isn't that a scary thought in the middle of January. I did a fair share of sewing this weekend. Dh wasn't feeling very well so I stayed in my sewing room while he rested. By Sunday he was feeling better. I got two braid strips done on my charity braid quilt. Its a fun technique, not much to think about, just the color placements of the braids. I turned under the edges to get a better idea what the braids will look like after I trim the sides.




Since I don't have enough pieces to sew the braids next to each other to make a twin size quilt. I'm going to sew a long strips in between the braids. I found a couple of fabrics that I thought might go with them, but I'm not sure if I like either one of them after I put them next to the braids. Thinking maybe a solid tan or dark purple color between the braids and borders. If you have any ideas or if you can tell me which fabric or neither you think goes with them, I would love to hear it.
Till next week, and hoping I will have all five braids on the design wall and have a better idea. Jump over to Judy's blog to see every one's design walls.

6 comments:

Suzy said...

Love the braids! So colorful and pretty. Since you asked for suggestions, I'll go ahead with one. Since the braids ARE so colorful, you need something that reads solid between them, or your eyes won't have a place to rest. My suggestions is black, because then those colorful braids will really P-O-P. :o)

KatieQ said...

The braids look like a great way to use up scraps. I'll have to put that on my "to do" list for 2010. Thanks for sharing

Loretta said...

I agree with Suzy--something solid between braids.I have done 2 similar quilts--both scrappy, with solid sashing or reading solid between columns/rows. I would be glad to email you pics.
Your braids are looking very pretty.

lwebre6@bellsouth.net

Shellie said...

I love the colors. I agree with the others. You definitely need a solid or dark tone-on-tone between the braids. If not black, then a deep purple would highlight the different shades of purple in the braids.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love braids! I have a braid project somewhere in my UFO pile, but not nearly as pretty as yours!

Gari said...

I have been wanting to make a braid quilt: you have inspired me.