Summer Breeze Quilt

This quilt pattern is a friendship braid. I saw this quilt on Pinterest and loved it. I wish I can credit this person but there is not a website to reference. I wanted to make it, I  went through my patterns that I had on hand, Internet and Youtube and figured out a way to duplicate it. I used Moda fabric jelly roll strips and other fabric from my stash. 

I viewed the Missouri Star Quilt tutorial on making a friendship braid using a binding tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpHAp_pyVXQ

I did not have the "binding tool" referenced in the Misssouri Star Quilt Tutorial, so I winged it.

I did not have the "binding tool" referenced in the Misssouri Star Quilt Tutorial, so I winged it.

I cut 6 inch strips from jelly roll 2 1/2 inch strips and then used 5 inch square template in place of the binding tool.  This cost me a step because the binding tool would measure the angle and the length of the strip in one step. It took me two steps, but I had a work around for not having the binding tool.

I cut 6 inch strips from jelly roll 2 1/2 inch strips and then used 5 inch square template in place of the binding tool.  This cost me a step because the binding tool would measure the angle and the length of the strip in one step. It took me two steps, but I had a work around for not having the binding tool.

The angle is 60 degrees and placed in two piles it looks like a house.

The angle is 60 degrees and placed in two piles it looks like a house.

I attempted to cut the ends off as shown in the Missouri Star Quilt Tutorial but my seams did not match up.  So, I sewed 8 braids together and cut all of them at one time.  Watch the video and you will understand a bit better.  

I attempted to cut the ends off as shown in the Missouri Star Quilt Tutorial but my seams did not match up.  So, I sewed 8 braids together and cut all of them at one time.  Watch the video and you will understand a bit better.  

I used the walking foot to stitch in the ditch on the seams of the 8 braids. I free motioned the borders.  This was how it was shown in the Pinterest picture.

I used the walking foot to stitch in the ditch on the seams of the 8 braids. I free motioned the borders.  This was how it was shown in the Pinterest picture.

The back shows the straight line stitching and the stippling.  I found a vintage sheet at an estate sale and used it as the back. It is silky soft and many might remember this sheet in their grandma's linen closet.  

The back shows the straight line stitching and the stippling.  I found a vintage sheet at an estate sale and used it as the back. It is silky soft and many might remember this sheet in their grandma's linen closet.  

My take away is that I can duplicate quilts at or around my skill level. Have you tried to duplicate  a quilt that you've seen online and had to have as your own? Each quilt looks different depending on the fabric used. Yet, the inspiration that we get from one another is why I blog hop and scourer the net for idea.  Thanks for visiting and contributing  Comments are welcomed and appreciated!  Best, Mary

My take away is that I can duplicate quilts at or around my skill level. Have you tried to duplicate  a quilt that you've seen online and had to have as your own? Each quilt looks different depending on the fabric used. Yet, the inspiration that we get from one another is why I blog hop and scourer the net for idea.  Thanks for visiting and contributing  Comments are welcomed and appreciated!  Best, Mary