Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the french braid block - new to me!


 I've had this block on my to-try list for quite a while now... so I thought what better chance to try it than on a stroller quilt!  This block is about 5.5" x 17".  I had seen this photo on Flickr and decided it looked easy enough!  And it was!  No pattern... just strips 2" wide.... and varying from 5-6" long.   Fun!

{And I know how to french braid hair, too. There's your Cristin fact for the week.}

Oddly enough I started AND finished this quilt all in one evening!  Shocking!!!  Well, I was shocked, as most projects take me multiple naptimes/post-bedtimes to finish.  Not this one, for once in my life.

Photos of finished stroller quilt coming tomorrow! 

16 comments:

MeganAnne said...

can't wait to see the completed quilt! This would be such a cool block to use in alternating directions... making some spiffy zigzags.

Kiera said...

I have a tote bag I designed for Connecting Threads using a variation of this. It's a fun way to use fabric.

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Lisa said...

I have always wondered about this block. It looks really great with the fabrics you've chosen, looks very modern!

Char said...

I've always loved the French braid! It's easier than it looks.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

It look awesome! It's been on my To Do list as well. Now I'm inspired again!

beth lehman said...

I have the same photo saved! Great block - in a quick search I didn't find many tutorials... You may be just the gal to do one!

euphoria said...

super pretty! can't wait to see the quilt!

AnneMarie said...

nice block! way to go on finishing!

harrispen said...

I love the colors in this block. Nice job on the construction too.

Cindy

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous and looks so amazing in the finished stroller quilt

Sunshine said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

I want to make one of these now, it'd be my first try as well, let's see if mine turns out this nice!

Cheers,
Christine :)

cronin connection said...

Any chance you would be willing to do a tutorial for this pattern? Love it.

teresa said...

I made some sheets for my daughter with that design, and are beautiful. Also in a quilt for other daughter. Sure your will be beautiful

Erica said...

Could you please tell us the name of the fabric designer/line? This is beautiful work!

Sharon Wilkerson said...

Cristin, I love Jelly Rolls, quilting fabric strip rolls. I buy them all the time. I knew there would be a project where I could use them. Along came the French Braid Block, Thank you. It's just what I have been waiting for, I love it and can't wait to start my quilt. Thank's once again.

Sharon,

Lynne, Admin said...

you've inspired me as I have always wanted to try this block!!!!
bloggie love
Lynne
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