Detoured from Easy Street…

I have been derailed from Easy Street. Sure I am in the middle of trying to make Easy Street a flimsy, but my 92-year-old grandmother fell and fractured her femur a couple of days before Christmas. After surgery and a short stay in the hospital, she is now in one of the local nursing homes for rehab.. I have been going up to visit her on weekdays and noticed that all the patients have quilts on their beds. Nice, serviceable, tied, nothing-fancy quilts.

I thought to myself, “Self, I quilt. Why doesn’t my grandma have one of my quilts while she is in here?”

Good question! So I got to thinking and Grandma’s favorite color has always been blue. I don’t have any blue quilts finished up, but I do have one flimsy that is a UFO and on my list to finish. Problem is, the current size is too big for a hospital bed.

Yesterday I got it out and took a good look at it.

Bowtie Blues

Meet Bowtie Blues, #17 on my UFO list.

Here is my plan – I am going to remove the borders, take two rows out of the middle with the most yellow, and sew it back up. If it needs a little more size I will add the narrow blue borders again. I would like to get this quilted by this weekend, then bind it over the weekend. Definitely NOT an easy way to do it, but quicker than making a quilt from scratch and it will get one of my UFO’s off the list!

Wish me luck!

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One thought on “Detoured from Easy Street…

  1. Bari, That is an excellent idea and the quilt is beautiful. You were lucky you had a UFO in your stack that was mostly blue. I love it when things work out right!! Your grandma will surely feel special when she receives it too.

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