It has been a long winter (read no quilting was done, nada, nothing, the sewing room had cobwebs in it). Spring is upon us and I am quilting again. This is a braided table runner made from strips. The pattern is from the magazine "Sew it...today" (October/November 2013) issue. I love braids. I use to braid my girlfriends hair all the time when I was growing up. We did french braids, fish tails, and just plain braids. Alas, I have no girls hair to braid. Just my own, and that's not the same. So this quilt will have to do. The directions were very easy to follow and the quilt was actually fun to make. I liked seeing the braid grow longer and longer. It took me a long time to finish it because I got stuck on how I was going to put the backing on. I tried one long stitch down the center but the back looked all puckered. So I took that out and then spray basted the heck out of the thing making sure it was really stuck together. Then I pinned it for extra protection. I finally decided to stitch in the ditch on every third row. This worked out nicely as the back was smooth and the zigzag followed the pattern. The binding was also tricky because I couldn't decide on the right color. Finally, this is the finished product.
I am a full time working mom of twin boys. My passion is my children. My hobby is quilting. This blog is my quilting journal. I love to share my quilts and arts and craft projects with friends and family. After a long hiatus of taking care of twin babies and then running after them as toddlers I finally have the time and energy to quilt again. I love sewing as my sons sit beside me or play near my sewing machine. Who knew boys could be so interested in quilting.