I can't think of a better way to spend a day all to myself than making Karsyn's picnic quilt.
Keep it simple stupid was the name of the game today. I cut the cheater panel into 10 inch blocks then added coordinating prints from my stash. After adding two borders (also from the stash) she turned out to be a nice 55 X 55 inch quilt.
The outer border is leftover backing from a quilt I made last year. Hanging on to all that excess fabric sometimes comes in pretty handy. A friend had given me a bolt of yellow strip 60 inch wide all weather fabric a year or two back that I used for the backing. I pieced leftover batting from my batting stash "Use it up or do without". This is a total top to bottom quilt that only cost the $5.99 for the cheater panel.
I need to clean up loose threads and add a tag to the back tomorrow then she will be ready for lots of picnic's and tea parties for Karsyn and her little friends. I ordered another cheater panel tonight to make Kara a picnic quilt just like Karsyn's. While I was cutting I went ahead and did all the cutting for Kara's quilt. I have fears the grand boys are going to want one of their own now!
I put my meal plan for tonight together with ME in mind today. Bake potatoes (microwave), leftover crusty bread, and home made ice cream was all I had to prepare. I had beef steaks, shrimp, and tuna steaks ready for the grill along with cold beers for the boys when they returned home from their ride today. Easy Peasy.
I can tell you after a FULL day of piecing and FMQ I am ready to hit the sack.Tomorrow will be a CLEAN the house day. What a mess after all this grilling, cookout's, family, and friends since last Thursday. My floors are as sticky as waffle house! Ha