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Thread: Question Regarding Braid Quilt

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    Super Member SharonC's Avatar
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    I'm making a braid quilt for my soon to be DIL and she loves purple and brown....so that's what I'm making :).
    My question is this: Are the braid supposed to go the same way or can they alternate?
    I've laid out 3 of the columns to show you what I mean.
    Any suggestions/comment are welcome.

    Opposite way Example
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    I don't know how it is "supposed to be". But, I like the first one - alternating rolls. Very nice!

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    I think you can make it anyway you want!

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    beautiful work :) :) Something I've wanted to do :) I've seen them done both ways so, I would think that I would be up to you as how you would want the placement to be. Keep up the beautiful work :)

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    WOW! You have two gorgeous but very different and distinct looks. I like them both. Do it the way you like it!

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    The one I'm working on is all the same direction. I really like the alternating rows -- I wish I would have thought of that.

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    I vote for the alternating rows...but that's just me. It is going to be beautiful no matter what! The colors are gorgeous together. Excellent job!

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    This is the pioneer brain.......... I used this patter for the middle of one of my scrap quilts.

    Attached are directions for doing the braid....... hope this helps.
    If you need more PM me.

    someone else asked my how to do this hope they find the instructions here.
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    Thanks for the kind words :) :). I'm leaning toward the alternating version but wanted to see what ppl had to say. I know it's not the "traditional" way, but my (almost) DIL is young and I'm thinking this would be fine with her. At least she'll know it's a gift from my heart .

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    Either looks great, but I think the same way makes it look more 3D. Or is that just my eyes?

    Barb

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    I don't know either but the first one is my choice too!

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    I like them going the same way...I think it looks more cohesive and allows the colors to be viewed more harmoniously. IMHO.

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    when I did mine I started with a square and worked in both directions (like the table runner that many on here have done) that way I had points going up and down .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    when I did mine I started with a square and worked in both directions (like the table runner that many on here have done) that way I had points going up and down .

    liked the table runner too, but isn't that a "french braid"?.

    All: Thanks for the inputs I've rearranged so many times, same way, opposite way, with sashing, w/o sashing. I'm going to lay it on the spare bed and come back to it next week :lol: Maybe that might help a little too.
    Again, many thanks, it's great to get other opinions, especially when you're stuck and quilting alone :).

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    LOL I guess mine is French braid.

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    No quilt police here. Do it whatever way suits you. I like the first on.

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    I've seen them both ways. I like the first one best. Another thing I've seen done is a narrow border between the rows - maybe 1-1/2" or so. I think if you do that you might want to audition some colors to see what works best. Keep us posted on your progress! :D

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    It's your quilt. You can do it any way you want. I don't think the quilt police are going to come knocking on your door because you want to alternate the braids. LOL

    It looks wonderful either way. :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    It's your quilt. You can do it any way you want. I don't think the quilt police are going to come knocking on your door because you want to alternate the braids. LOL

    It looks wonderful either way. :D :D :D
    Thanks....just have to say, I love your quote :) :lol:
    Burst out laughing the first time I read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonC

    ....just have to say, I love your quote :) :lol:
    Burst out laughing the first time I read it.
    LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: Glad it made you laugh. That was the reason it was put there. If it can make just one person laugh, it's done it's job.

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    I think it could be done either way. I like the first one better.

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    I did one couple years ago. It went together like this
    ===================== sashing
    >>>>>>>>>[ ]<<<<<<<<<<< braid, block, braid
    ===================== sashing
    >>>>>>>>>[ ]<<<<<<<<<<< braid, block, braid
    ===================== sashing
    >>>>>>>>>[ ]<<<<<<<<<<< braid, block, braid
    ===================== sashing
    I had a really nice focus fabric for the middle block. I wish I had taken a photo that I could share. This was given as a gift to good friends. These are fun to make.

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    Sharon- good idea to lay them out on the bed and forget them for awhile. WhoM knows-they just might re-arrange themselves the way THEY want to be. lol ! The colors are beautiful and no matter what you decide, it is gonna be beautiful and it will be received with LOVE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt
    Sharon- good idea to lay them out on the bed and forget them for awhile. WhoM knows-they just might re-arrange themselves the way THEY want to be. lol ! The colors are beautiful and no matter what you decide, it is gonna be beautiful and it will be received with LOVE!!!
    Thanks :) I'm working on my Downy Quilt for Kids Quilt, finishing a quillow, my mum's quilt and a granddaughters quilt...plus 5 Christmas stockings :) :) ...so a break is a good idea. Often works for me :)
    I like the colors, I didn't think I would, but they seem to work in the braid design. Live and learn :lol:

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    Sharon-You sure are busy!! I just ordered 10 Downey kits today! I've got my quilt group all fired up to make them. Hopefully we can make MORE from our own stashes, too! They are soo simple. I have finished 10 (so far) "20 minute pillow cases" (in flannel-to be used as wrapping for Christmas gifts!), working on a Christmas wall hanging (that is desperately wanting to be a (my) bed quilt (LOL)), trying to get a quilt finished for my friends birthday this month.... and the list goes on and on and on.... WAHOO! I LOVE IT! Have put YOUR quilt "on the LIST"!!!

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