Sunday, February 16, 2014

Faux Braid??

I've had a week without company so we're getting back to what passes for routine around here.
Two weeks ago a friend and I started walking 3-4 miles every morning, we have our choice of three different neighborhoods and walk every street, except the street with the alligators, 
since we're walking and not running we avoid that one :)

With plenty of time to play I wanted to try a Faux Braid. The first time I saw one, it was on Sharon's Vrooman's Quilts blog, done up in Lilly & Will fabric, so beautiful. 

Then Debbie of Stitchin' Therapy ran with the idea using her beloved florals and I knew I had to do one in blues and greens. 

Following directions isn't my strength so I played a little and came up with this block.

Put a bunch together and look what you get

I really like quilts that look woven so I ran with it. I'll still do the Faux Braid, but I'm fascinated with how different this turned out by just moving fabric a little.

More company coming on Tuesday so I'm thrilled to have something done. 

Later gators,


  1. Oh my goodness - love how this turned out!

  2. I love it--a LOT !~! Weaving caught my eye last spring and I took two classes at the local Art Center last year. I loved it and so this appeals to me for that part and the colors are right where I like them, too. Delicious.

  3. Really gorgeous, Dana. You amaze me with your design intuition. Good for you with your walking. I'd avoid the alligators too. They're "imagining how good you'd look within their skin."

  4. This is just beautiful! Loving the colors as well. Sometimes it does us good to think outside of the directions!:)

  5. Very interesting Faux Braid. Love your colors. I definitely want to give this a try. Looks like a fun and fast stash buster.


  6. Lovin this design and color combo. Faux sure!

  7. Wow! It's such a simplistic and pleasing design! And as always, I love your color choices. Absolutely lovely!

  8. What a wonderful quilt!! I too love the woven look

  9. whah! I'd avoid that street even if I *were* running, since alligators can outrun quarter horses for a few hundred yards. . . ;D Woven quilts are great - fun colors in yours!

  10. Somehow I missed this post! I love your version for this woven style braid. Just playing around with the placement can really change things up. Really great!