I'm starting this post with a photo! Isn't this sweet? Another Braid In A Day by Quilt In A Day featuring Island Batiks strip pack called Orchid. This is the second quilt with this pack. I love how this came out. It's so pretty! And my feather quilting stitches are improving.
This one features more of the lighter shades in the pack, and I brought in the pale Periwinkle as a frame. I love the crackled look on the sashing and inner borders. It's aqua and magenta, and picks up those colors in the strips. The outer border is a deep, rich, purple, that has birds on it.
Backing is a purple blender print with gold painted accents. It's called Gilded Greenery in Pansy by Blank Textiles. It's one of the fabrics I have for sale in my store, from Enright's.
I think my quilting is improving! This features Aurifil Mako 40wt in the purple variegated, and another purple, a solid, in 50wt on the outer border.
I now have 2 purple braid quilts in my shop. Although both started from the same strip pack, Orchid by Island Batiks, they look different because of the supporting fabrics. It would be really neat if someone bought both for a girl's room. They would be similar, but different. Just like twins!