In the middle of last year, we made a ‘Birthday Bag’ for someone special who works at Always Quilting.
I made a row of six, 6-1/2″ blocks (three for each side of the bag). In the picture below you can see the braid and the sashing strips.
After all these months I have forgotten where I found the pattern !! I have looked and looked for the pattern in some of my favourite foundation pieced books . It was relatively simple to make if you are experienced with foundation piecing. If you aren’t – have a read of Judy’s excellent step by step instructions on the January post. Foundation piecing just takes time and patience (like most things with patchwork!). Even though it doesn’t look like it from the photos, the rows were straight – and sewing accurate!