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Patriotic Picnic Blanket
Quilted, Reversible Carry Tote
I found some wonderfully cute patriotic fabric on eBay,
featuring blueberries, strawberries and watermelon.
I couldn't resist pairing it with the watermelon seed fabric,
which I also purchased on eBay.
The fabric made the cutest picnic blanket
for a summer-themed swap that I'm participating in.
For the top of the blanket, I cut and sewed squares from each of the different cotton fabrics.
For the bottom of the blanket I used a navy blue heavier fabric which I purchased at JoAnn's.
I used red satin blanket binding for the trim, then decorated the corners w/red bows and purple buttons.
I pulled through yarn knots at the cross intersection of each square to give it a quilt-look.
With the leftover fabric I made a matching tote, which I quilted and made reversible.