This one is a purple batik braid. Here's one of the first photos of the process of making this quilt.
I got the strip pack, and picked the frame, lattice and border fabric, and put them with the pattern, Braid In A Day by Quilt In A Day.
I did that when I rented time on a large table at American Ribbon. The table is about 8 feet long, 5 feet wide, and is about 36" high. It's great for doing this. Many other tables are too small and not comfortable for standing and working. The height helps prevent back aches, as each quilt can take about 20 minutes to pin. I did 3 quilts that day, in about 45 minutes, because I got there late, and the store was closing. Lots of standing, reaching, pinning, smoothing, etc, and moving quickly!
Once the quilting is done, I cut strips for the binding. Those are sewn end to end, to make a long strip. In this case, 7 strips. This is pressed in half, to make a long narrow strip, then sewn to the edge of the quilt. I have a way to join the ends, then I trim the batting and backing. I turn the binding over, and stitch it down again by machine, on the back of the quilt. Here's the quilt, done.
A view of the backing, and the binding.
This is over the twin bed in my guest room. Normally I tape quilts to the rail on my loft, and take a photo from the living room, but the sun was setting, and this room still had daylight. I'll have to take one from the rail tomorrow.
Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something, and understand why handmade is better than store bought, and also why it's worth more! It's also much prettier in person. The fabrics are silky and smooth, and it just feels great as a throw or over a bed.
See you soon!