Braided Scraps is number 62 in my series using up primarily 2" strips.
It is simply a braid that I made with my 2" strips - cut into 6.5" strips - mainly because that was the width of a ruler I had around me - as I wanted to just use the width of the ruler for measuring - lazy thing that I am!
Several of my Facebook friends had suggested making a braided quilt with scraps over a year ago, but I had been a little afraid to try. Then I read about it and it really didn't look hard.
I didn't really care for the "all squished together look" if I would have put the pieces all together without the sashing because my braided pieces are so mish-mashy-ish - pulled from the bags of strips in colors blue, green and purple. If I had more carefully coordinated colors, then skipping the sashing in between the rows probably would have been nice as well. But for me, for this time, this is what I felt I needed to do to keep some control over the madness represented.
I had wanted a full 5 or 6 inch border from the light fabric around the outside to help it "float". Alas. I didn't have that much fabric left and had nothing that would look right with it, so I went with what I did here.
I separated the braids with a 1.5" cut piece of navy and then a 6.5" cut strip of fabric. I am quite pleased with how it came out. I think the lime green in the quilt kind of 'sticks out' but what could I expect from lime? Sigh.
The pattern is here. Feel free to use it if you like!
And this is one time where I feel strongly that the quilt is prettier than the pictures I got. I need my photographers!!! (son, Daniel, and hopefully, son, Tim, in the future)...but I think a lot of it is the artificial light added to the fact that we are having very gray days nowadays - it's not very bright inside the house with natural light.
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