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You may have heard me talk about my older sister on this blog before. She has been kind enough to follow me right from day one leaving comments on almost every post with varying degrees of wisdom ranging from none to not much and with varying degrees of hilarity ranging from funny to very funny. So I have chosen her to be the wise old bird guest judge and she has picked Miss Beau Jangles idea of a jubilee themed bag that could fold out and be used as a picnic blanket:
I backed it using an "attractive" shade of brown - no additional piecing or design, just a whole slab of brown. And no pretty binding, just the black frame turned over onto the back.
Some additional attractive features are my choice of black thread for the quilting, the holes in the quilt (for example in the green triangle) where cheap polyester wadding peeks through and the fact that I clearly got bored of quilting and stopped doing extra lines after the inner row.
As a final touch, I added this attractive set of handles and velcro strap so it can be folded carried to and from picnics with ease. Look at the pretty zigzagging on the velcro strap - also in black thread.