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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!