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Monday, December 01, 2008

Gate Quilt



We have a stair well right near our front door and were always afraid somebody would fall down. We also used to have a lot of little grandchildren (they are far from little now) that we worried about falling. So we made a gate, but it was ugly so today I decided to make a quilted cover for it. Sorry the picture is a bit dark. I only finished it after the light was gone.
The painting of the whale on the wall to the far right was done by True, my 11 year old grandson. Our family is littered with artists!

9 comments:

Wanda said...

The glimpse into your home shows so much love and individuality. The whale is beautiful! I hope he continues to explore his talents.

Libby said...

What a fun way to disguise the gate.
Paintings at 11 . . . you've got a real artist on your hands *s*

jovaliquilts said...

Great disguise for the gate -- it's almost like it was meant to be a quilt display rack.
There is certainly a lot of talent in your home.

Darcie said...

You're always coming up with such clever ideas, Joyce! Along with True's work, it looks like Alison's has found a special home as well.

Holly said...

What a great idea. I love the quilt. it is much prettier to look at then a gate.

MYRA said...

Great idea for the gate Joyce! I see many artistic things in True's future! Wow!!!
What an interesting doorway you have there Joyce! Your home must be one of a kind! Love it! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

ROZ said...

What a good idea, to cover the gate. It's beautiful

meggie said...

We took our gate down, after SG found he could slip between the bars. I wish I had thought if a quilt cover as a solution!
Yours is stunning!

Clare said...

What a great idea. I've got just the place do to something similar, But Not Yet!

Your family is so talented.