I made this friendship braid quilt for my best friend from college. It came out even better than I hoped. I love the pattern. I love the color combination. I love the quilting. I love it all! I was a little bit sad when I packaged it up and mailed it to her. But I felt better about it when she said she loved it.
I found the pattern in this book - Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott. This is the first time I've pieced anything other than squares or rectangles. Those first trapezoids had me thinking when I started but I got the hang of it fairly quickly.
I used a jelly roll from moda fabrics - Hometown by sweetwater. Among the prints in the line are a couple that had city/town names on them. The neat thing to me was that I saw the name of the city that my friend grew up in and the city she now lives in.
The border is a Kona solid in a color which I can not remember the name of. And the binding is also from Hometown by sweetwater.
I had this piece quilted by a local quilter - Kars Quilting. I have used them before and they do great work. I would recommend them to anyone in the Twin Cities area. The pattern is Swirly.
Stay tuned - I'll share the back of the quilt in an upcoming post. In the meantime, I'm sharing this quilt at my favorite parties.