Ombré Curved Braid Quilt

Project #18756
18756

When life throws you a curve, sew these braids together to form this pretty pattern, along with the quilt top.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
1/4 ydSolid purpleCut (36) Curved Braids
Cut (5) 2 1/4" wide Strips x WOF for binding
(6) 1/4 ydGradating orange solids
(from dark to light)
Cut (3) right Curved Braids
Cut (2) left Curved Braids
Cut (4) right Curved Braids
Cut (3) left Curved Braids
Cut (5) right Curved Braids
Cut (4) left Curved Braids
Cut (3) right Curved Braids
Cut (3) left Curved Braids
Cut (4) right Curved Braids
Cut (3) left Curved Braids
Cut (3) right Curved Braids
Cut (3) left Curved Braids
1 1/4 ydBacking fabric
45" x 45"Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 35" x 37 1/2"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing the Quilt Top:

  1. Using the quilt photo as a guide, arrange the pieces as desired, Use full pieces for left and right side edges. These will be trimmed straight after sewing.
  2. The Curved Braid pieces are all the same, but sew in horizontal rows of left curves or right curves. Starting with the top left pieces of the right curve row, place right sides together along the curved edge and match the notches, placing a pin at this point. Align the beginning and end of this seam as well, placing pins to hold in place. With the concave curve on top, sew this curved seam and pause every few stitches to readjust fabric, keeping raw edges together as you go (see Diagram 1). Press the seam allowances toward the left side of the quilt. The top and bottom of the pieces should align to create a straight line.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the next two Curved Braid pieces in that row. Continue sewing pieces together in pairs, and then sew pairs together until you complete the first horizontal row.
  4. In the same way, sew the next left curve row (see Diagram 2). Press the seam allowances toward the right side of the quilt.
  5. Sew the rows together until you have completed the quilt top. Again, press the seams in alternate directions.
  6. Sew the rows together, pinning at each intersection to match points. Press the seams open to reduce bulk.

Finishing:

  1. Trim the left and right edge of the quilt top straight down, squaring with the top and bottom of the quilt (see Diagram 3).
  2. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  3. Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold the binding in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, and press.
  4. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

  • Diagram 3

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