Monday, May 16, 2011

Spawn of Texas Braid/Sarah Richardson

Texas Braid top is finally finished. It was nerve-wracking when I first trimmed a strip, but it was a breeze really. I am happy with this one, and am anxious to have it quilted. As usual, I overcut. Lots of leftover 2" bricks. There were also a few leftover red 2" squares, so I am making four patchs as leader & ender blocks. Here are the trimmings from the completed Braid strips. What kind of lunatic saves stuff like this?! They will make half-square triangles that finish to 3/4". Gotta keep 'em.


Sarah Richardson has a new HGTV series, and this time she is remodeling her family's lake cottage. I loved the old brass bar used to hold this sweet quilt. At first glance, I thought it was a 9 patch with 4 patch sashing, but the block is really a 9 patch surrounded by white strips, with 4 patch corners. Then, it is sashed and has a little post.


Here is the entire room. Isn't the quilt just perfect on the narrow wall?


19 comments:

Vivian said...

I saw that episode of Sarah's show too and noticed the quilt right away.

I love the fact that when she decorates she makes extensive use of quilts in her rooms and they usually look like antique or well loved ones.

She used a lot of really great quilts when she renovated the farm house last year.

Cathie said...

Those triangles are also great for corners of snowball blocks!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on the finish - Texas Braid!
Beautiful fabrics.
I save all the small bits too - looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Janet O. said...

The quilt on the brass bar is perfect--now that has me wondering where I can put one in my house. I absolutely love the four-patch blocks using the leftover reds. They really are eye-popping!
But I have to admit I would probably throw out those little leftover triangles, and my Mom has always accused me of saving everything!
If you really end up making 3/4" HST I will applaud--and I want to see them!

Maureen said...

Great job with the texas braid. So many options with the 4 patches. I save small pieces, too, usually putting them into crumb blocks. I'll have to check out Sarah Richardson - like that room and the way she displayed the quilt.

Lori said...

Your Texas Braid quilt is so lovely!! Wow!!
I love the idea of the brass bar as a quilt holder. So unique!!

Barb said...

love love the braid. I always wanted to try this - one day.
The brass bar is an awesome display piece!

Saska said...

DH always knows when I've been watching too much HGTV...the house gets re-done!
Love your Texas Braid..is it stretchy or does it lay flat pretty easy?

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your Texas Braid, and I laugh about the tiny scraps. Glad I am not the only one - people think I'm nuts for the small pieces that I keep -but you would be amazed at how much jewelry I can make with those itty bitty pieces! One woman's trash...

Linda C said...

Love the braid quilt. Like you , l am a great over cutter. But its also great when the leftovers are inspiration to start a new quilt different from the one the pieces were cut for.

Kathie said...

I just love this braid quilt and said just the other day I think I will finally make that quilt over the summer! I always over cut too!!!!
so you used a red print and not a solid!!!!!
hmmm I may have the perfect print but I do love that solid red I have too!!!!
I love Sarahs house. can't wait to start watching this one too!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love your braid quilt. Aren't scrap quilts just so much fun?

QuiltinMama said...

Love the colors of your braid quilt

Marisa said...

I do really love that quilt on the wall. I'm sure finding an antique brass bar would be a fun treasure hunt. Maybe I'll start keeping an eye out for one.

MARCIE said...

Love your braid quilt! I tried winging it once and couldn't figure out where to center the ruler to trim. I have a couple very skinny braids!

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt on the brass bar; that is such an inviting room. Your braid quilt is wonderful.

Karen said...

I generally over cut when making a scrap quilt. More to play with. Your braid quilt is wonderful!

Marilyn Robertson said...

I love your Texas Braid! I am sorry to say that my Texas Braid that I started when Bonnie Hunter was here is still a giant UFO! :( I can't throw away scraps either if I think I can possibly use them later. I think it might be a disease! lol

Daintytime said...

Texas braid is fantastic. You have a way with scraps, and I love the name of your blog :)