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Friday, July 20, 2007

Speed Braids

I think this is a fine use for a clean salad container from Price Chopper's salad bar, don't you? It sure makes it nice and easy to see what color strips are available, and keeps them away from the cats paws!

The first row is now done. Each strip set makes four 9" squares, then each square is cut on the diagonal. This makes the long edge of the triangle equal to 12.75", and the top and the bottom both need a total of twelve triangles.

Voila! Two rows of speed-pieced braids completed! They still have to be sewn together, but that can wait for another day. So can the 14 triangles for each of the longer sides - I'm sure bored with sewing strips!

I am going to play with some other things tomorrow, and let the speed braids rest a while. Maybe the quilting fairy will come along and sew some strips while I am playing with freezer paper, and some cherry limeade fabrics. Ya think so?

9 comments:

dot said...

I like what I see.

Sweet P said...

I like those colors and the braid is coming along nicely.

Andrea said...

These braids are fabulous ! I quite often do a piano key border with my leftover strips but these are SO much better ! I'm going to experiment !

calquiltr said...

Nummy, just nummy braids! Love them!
Wendy

Lucy said...

Lovely colors .. everything is just lovely :-)

Judy said...

Okay now I see why the measuring makes sense!! Looking very good!

KCQuilter said...

Oooh, love those speed-pieced braid borders! I think I'm gonna need that border workbook!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love this and look forward to the results!

Anonymous said...

I love the braid border and have just purchased the workbook. I am anxious to read it. The salad container is a great idea! Sherri