Sunday, January 13, 2013

Easy Street, Picnic and Gnome Braid in a Day!

 Here is my God-Daughter Kelsey's Easy Street Quilt!  Her favorite color is purple, so I mixed up Bonnie's border colors, and I went scrappy so I could use up the fabrics I had leftover but here it is!
 I went to Barb's today and sewed for awhile (and then we all went and saw Life of Pi) and I picked up Picnic!  Barb sewed modern looking shapes (it is called lattice work) on it that sort of look like airplanes but aren't.  I need to take pictures when I get the binding on and of the back (there is a Denyse Schmidt cheater on the back) but I am in love with this one!  I am keeping it!

 Barb and I decided to whip up an Eleanor Burns "Braid in a Day" so Barb shared her pattern with me--and ruler.  It didn't take long at all to make this lap sized gnome quilt.  I didn't put the final border on it because it is large enough for my couch seat without it.  I need to replace my two couch quilts--my other two have seen better days!  The dogs are constantly on the couches and these quilts catch the dog hair and are easily cleaned and make me smile.  I may have to make another to match..I have enough fabric left for a semi matching pair.
 Here is Barb's in progress.  No gnomes for her.  She took a break from Easy Street to do something different with me...too fun!
 I will get a  better picture but here is Braid in a Day--Gnome Style!
Kathy is finished with her Easy Street--well Sans Borders!


Frog Quilter said...

Great finishes. They look lovely.

Deb said...

Love your Easy Street's. The braid is very nice too.

Roslyn said...

Easy streets are great, I am getting my blocks in order & sewing them today! It will be fun to see all of ours together.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Sewing with friends is the best! I like your gnome braids!