Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying the festivities of the season. I am sure by the time this goes out, I'll be happily hiding in my studio from the temptations of chocolates and cake!
Just before Christmas I managed to run up a quick cushion for a friend. Definitely a mornings work well done, even if I do say so myself!
I used the following:
657900 Sizzix Big Shot Machine
658880 Sizzix Bigz 5" Half Hexagon Die
For the cushion I used a total of 60 half hexagons cut from a selection of coordinating fat quarters.
To start off the braid you need to get the shape started as follows:
Using a 1/4" seam allowance stitch that first partial seam
Press, and you are ready to add the next half hex
Until you have a friendship braid that is the length you need
The braid is 6 1/2" wide, so I made a set of 3 for my cushion
Square up the ends
in no time at all I had a pretty cushion ready for gifting
I hope you'll have a go at this really quick friendship braid,
wouldn't it make a really cute baby quilt?
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy Creative New Year!