Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Side Braid Quilt Pattern


Today I have my newest quilt pattern, Side Braid, ready for you! Yay, I actually finished it on time! Sometimes self-imposed deadlines really do work. Thanks for your patience, I'm really happy with how these two quilts turned out!

In this pattern you'll find instructions for both quilts.  They are constructed in the same way, one uses large rectangles, Big Braid, and the other uses rectangles that are half the size, Mini Braid!  My favorite thing about this pattern is how easy it comes together.  You get a look similar to a traditional braid quilt, but the construction is much simpler!

Side Braid Quilt Pattern
Side Braid Quilt Pattern, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The nice thing is, they require the same amount of fabric and end up the same size! Each quilt requires 20 fat quarters (or quarter yard cuts) and 1.5 yards of solid background fabric! They are healthy throw quilts, at 60"x78"!

I've included piece totals for both quilts so that you can easily cut from your scraps! The Mini Braid would be especially good for scrap quilting!

Big Braid
The Big Braid comes together seriously quickly! I comfortably cut and pieced the top within 24 hours.  Great for last minute gifts, and definitely do-able for comfortable beginners.  My quilt was made using Indie by Pat Bravo along with White Linen Pure Elements solid by Art Gallery

It's backed in a mustard gold vintage sheet, it just happened to be a perfect match, and I only just thrifted it last month!  I used Hidden Treasures in Gem from Indie for the binding.

Mini Braid
The Mini Braid was a lot of fun to put together. I started with a stack of Bespoken by Art Gallery and added prints from Modernology, Coquette, Poetica, and both Oval Elements and Nature Elements.  I used Mystic Grey Pure Elements solid, a lovely soft gray.

It's backed with another vintage sheet, this time in pink and orange.  For binding I used Lemonade Pure Elements solid.  I love the pop of bright green, it looks great with the backing too!

New Quilts by Jeni Baker
New Quilts, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
So, there we have it! I hope you enjoy these quilts and the pattern! You can find it in my pattern shop.

Happy Wednesday!

23 comments:

  1. Gosh. I vowed to not spend ANY money on fabric this month but you sure are making it difficult to stay away from Indie! Stop making such beautiful things and then taking beautiful pictures of those beautiful things! Geeeeez ;)

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  2. Wow!!! I REALLY like this pattern! A LOT! Can't wait to buy it!!!

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  3. I love this one. I also love that it is a quick one to put together! I just had to set a reminder on my phone to order the pattern when I get home from work tonight!

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  4. These quilts are great, but my comment is really to say -- how do you find such *fabulous* vintage sheets?!? Both of the sheets you used to back these are great prints, great colors, and feel very modern. I need to find more time to go thrifting! Are there particular types of thrift stores/garage sales/estate sales/etc. that you find are best for finding these?

    Ok, and one more time, I really think that the pattern you created is wonderful as well. I especially like the look and feel of the Mini Braid.

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  5. Lovely! I have bought all of your patterns to date and just ordered my copy of this one! Thanks for the inspiration. And congratulations on your fabric line! That will look wonderful made into the large braid perhaps.... Hmmmm

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  6. I love this too! I will get this One. Thank you for its simplicity and elegance. I will use Pat Bravo.

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  7. These look great, I especially like the Indie one :o)

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  8. Really beautiful. Your fabric choices are fabulous.

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  9. They are both fabulous!!! Gotta love a speedy quilt :))

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  10. I'm in love with the mini braid--- I think this just might be my weekend activity!

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  11. I'm in love with the mini braid--- I think this just might be my weekend activity!

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  12. Your pattern looks awesome and I love the fabrics you used!

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  13. I adore this pattern in Indie and I love the size quilt it makes -- perfect!! I'd love to share it on my fb, if that's alright?

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  14. I love your quilts and patterns. I have to get the pattern, I have fabric that would be perfect for both quilts, especially the big braid. My to-do list keeps getting looonger :) Great job, again!

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  15. Love it,,, I love all your choices here. when I looked into your shop, mostly I saw fat qts for vintage sheets. where do you find the large pieces for the backing so you dont have to piece the backs??

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  16. I love the whole thing! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  17. These are lovely! Perfect for larger scale prints. Can't wait to start looking through my stash & daydreaming.

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  18. Great new patterns Jeni - congrats!!

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  19. I have sewed up a whole bunch of clothes, but never a quilt and I am endeavoring to make 3 for my girls for Christmas and would love to try your pattern out...you say it's possible for comfortable beginners, I'll let you know how they go!

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  20. I've fallen in love with these quilts! I've only ever made a basic squares quilt for my baby niece (which I don't think came out the right size!). I'd really love to start quilting it's just so hard to get hold of beautiful (within budget) fabric in the UK!

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  21. Wonderful pattern Jeni! I really like that not only are the different sizes offered, but that the scale is different for the rectangles. They are so complementary, yet just enough different. Fantastic job!

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  22. I love this pattern, and I know just the fabrics I want to use. Thanks for creating great patterns for beginners!

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