The design for this quilt was sparked during our Spring Break vacation to Florida this year. As I sat by the pool with Emma, weaving friendship bracelets, I was thinking about how simple and lovely the weave was. (I was getting a little sentimental about these yesterday, with the end of summer and all.) There are so many different variations of weaves for friendship bracelets (and I'm pretty sure Emma has tried them all), but I really like the classic weave the best. I love the play of color and the overall effect of placing colors side by side in this simple, repeating sort of way. I wanted to create a striped quilt playing off this idea and that became the seed of the Friendship Bracelet Quilt.
I will walk you through the steps of creating those angled strips (the colors of the bracelets and the "sand" rows in between create a nice chevron effect), and you can have all the fun splashing together your favorite colors and sewing up a friendship bracelet you can pull out again and again to remind you that summer is always just around the corner.
And this one is tied. Its the first quilt I've ever done this way and I really like the effect. I think I will be doing tying again soon.