Hi Lovely people!
I might be a little bit late but I wish you all the greatest things for this new year! I had a great 2015 and 2016 will be even better!
Today it is my turn at the Good Hair Day blog hop and I have something special for you:
I was so honored to play with the newest fabric collection of the fabulous Kim Anderson again. Good Hair day. How great is the name? I wish every day would be a good hair day. But as we all know- it isn´t like this always.
So why not cheering you up on a bad hair day with some Good Hair Day fabric and making something awesome with it. Like the fun quilt I made?
I don´t have a proper pattern for you this time but I wipped up a quick tutorial for you on how to construct the braids. Then you decide how long you want the braid to be.
For a braid segment like this you will need:
1 6" square of your backround fabric
2 6" squares of both of your braids fabrics
2 5" squares of both of your braids fabrics
Cut two of your 6" braids fabric squares diagonally.
Cut the other two 6" braids fabric squares diagonally twice (as shown on the picture)
Cut your 6" backround fabric square diagonally twice (as shown on the picture)
Arrange your pieces like this:
First sew together the smaller triangles. Iron the seam allowances to the darker side.
Then sew together the pieced triangles with the bigger triangles. At this point I like to chainpiece them all together. Just be careful not to get confused. The triangles which are not pieced are slightly bigger than the pieced ones. Don´t worry you are going to trim them later. After you have sewn all your triangles together, iron the seam allowances to the bigger triangle.
Now trim your pieced squares to a 5" square. Arrange them with your 5" squares as shown below.
Now sew them all together. Iron your seam allowances to the squares which are not pieced.
Voila you have made a braid segment. Now you can repeat the whole process as often as you want and create your very own braids quilt.
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, if you have any questions don´t hesitate to ask in the comments.
As you can sew below, there are still two days of Good Hair Day greatness left. So go on enjoying all the patterns, ideas and tutorials.
And don´t forget to get yourself some Good Hair Days. :-)
Kim Andersson - http://iadorepattern.com/blog/
Windham - https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com
Erin Harris - http://www.houseonhillroad.com
Terri Carpenter - http://thequiltedfox.blogspot.com
Cath Mosley - https://www.instagram.com/cathmosely/
Adrianne Ove - http://www.littlebluebell.com
Kristen Takakuwa - https://theneedies.wordpress.com
Daniel Rouse - http://pieceandpress.blogspot.com
Cal Patch - http://hodgepodgefarm.net
Stacey Day - https://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com
Amy Gunson - http://badskirt.blogspot.com.au
Madeleine Roberg - http://domesticstrata.com/blogs/domestic-strata
Darci Alexis - http://darcisews.com
Miriam Blaich - http://berlinquilter.blogspot.com
Crystal Chadwick - https://theclothalbatross.wordpress.com
Pati Fried & Laura Nownes - https://seehowwesew.wordpress.com
Gillian Smith: http://sokath.com/main/blog/category/creative/
Casey York - https://studioloblog.wordpress.com
Nicole Daksiewicz - http://modernhandcraft.com/blog/