Saturday, November 27, 2010

New and playing!

Hello there, I'm Peggy.  I'm new and have been trying to find the balance of work and life! :)  I'm not sure of exactly what kind of blocks but this is what I have started: braiding.  I have a whole bag of scrap, box of scraps, etc.


My blog is:  http://pegsplace.wordpress.com/

15 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

Welcome Peggy! Someday I'm going to play with that braiding technique myself!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Lookin' good girl. Keep on braiding

San-Dee said...

Never heard of braiding, but I'm a newbie to the quilting world. It sure looks nice!

QuiltSwissy said...

Jump in and PLAY! It will do you good, but if you want to change that, start tossing in restrictions and complain about how it is not looking right. The solution to those bad things is to CUT it up and ADD strange pieces to it!

LOL. Just have fun!

glen

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Options: Think where else the braids can lead you.. Add the "what if's"
try making fabric to make the braided pieces out of.... Try cut, sew, cut again... Think about what else you can do between
the braids to start you on a course with out the pattern maker...
Mixing colors, monochrome, contrast, adding brights, darks etc.... Many differnt ideas to try.... Keep playing!

kasthurirajam said...

wow............beautiful

Cindy said...

Love the braid technique....haven't tried it yet...but I'm thinking I need to!

Miss Peggy said...

Thanks for the motivation! As I was doing the cutting and started sewing I told myself that I am going to break the braid rules! :)....

Kath said...

Welcome Miss Peggy, this is something new and fun, I lok forward to seeing what you make. If you have time, come over to my Blog and see a similar idea in the chevron quilt that my friend Silve made.

http://railwaycottage.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-silves-design-wall-chevron-quilt.html

pegsplace said...

Hi Kath, the chevron seems similar! I like the idea of playing with the widths. I am in a French part of Canada and I translated what my quilt guild member gave me into "Braid." So, maybe the real word is chevron. So many ideas!

23rdspiral said...

this is really nice! over here i England we'd call that look 'plaited'.

Em said...

Welcome! I enjoy the pop that your yellow fabrics displays! Can't wait to see where this project goes!

Alexis said...

Welcome Peggy! What I great technique- I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it! Enjoy :-)

CharlotteP said...

Wlcome! Keep playing and have fun!

Helen said...

I love the neat look of your braid. Am wondering what would happen if the width was varied. Would you get a curly pigtail?