Hate to throw away scraps? I do. If a fabric scrap is at least 2″ by 4″, I cut it into a 2 x 4 inch rectangle and put it in my “braid” box, organized by color. I find French braid quilts to be a fun exercise in color. I recently found this fabric in a little home decorator fabric shop. Isn’t it cute? This will be the backing, and maybe in a border on the front. I took these photos in the evening and the light was terrible so I apologize. The green is a minty green and the pink is dark.
What a great fabric for a baby quilt! Out came the “braid box” and these are the fabrics I picked.
A few hours at the machine, and bam! Braids.
I still have at least two more rows to sew because these shrink up in size considerably when they are sewn together (this is just a cross-section, the braids are about four feet long). In looking at this picture, I also see that I have a couple of fabrics occurring in the same spot in the row, so I will have to fix that. More about braids tomorrow….