This is the project I was working on when I decided to also start my leader-ender. I had seen a Missouri Star Quilt Co video about braid quilts using a half-hexagon template and I had some fabric I thought would work with that idea so I cut some 2.5″ strips, made my own template and off I went. Of course I had to cut enough to see what it was going to look like.
My idea was to have the darkest braid in the middle of the quilt and get lighter toward the edges. But I hated the blue and yellow with the print. So I tried the blue, green and yellow solids together and didn’t like that either. I just couldn’t think of any way to salvage this ugly design idea. Until I had one of those light bulb moments. The logical thing to make with half-hexagons is whole hexagons, right? Much better, at least to my eye. Now back to the cutting mat for more strips. Maybe I’ll try a braid again someday but if I do, I’ll be sure to cut wider strips 🙂