Friday, April 05, 2013

Autumn Braid Finished

Finally, something of my own, completely finished in 2013. I started this several years ago, but didn't get borders on it until ?, maybe late 2010. Then I started quilting it, but wasn't happy with how the border quilting was turning out. I didn't do a good job of measuring the borders properly and they were really wavy. And the quilting I was doing wasn't doing a good job of controlling the extra fullness. I finished quilting the body of the quilt, but took it off the frame before doing the remaining borders.

That meant a lot of stitching to rip out, and I procrastinated on that for almost a year. Ultimately, I got around to it, and then put it back on the frame in January. I stitched the borders in a different design which sucked up some of the excess, and also added a little extra to the braids, making a ribbon effect. The borders still have some extra fullness, tucks and pleats, but it doesn't show (much), and the quilt is perfectly usable. And done!

Oh, and although I finished quilting this in January, I just got the binding on last week.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, for finish it up Friday. 


  1. Hej Sue!
    I love your work!
    Or as we say in Sweden:
    -Jag älskar ditt arbete!

  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the blues and greens with the rusty orange. All together, the quilt looks spectacular! Will you show a photo of the whole quilt?

  3. Congratulations on your finish! Spectacular result!!!