Sunday, May 17, 2009

Picnic Quilt

I am madly working on a picnic quilt. After seeing Katy's lovely quilt and Sarah has started one too, I had to jump on board also.

I really have these dreams of putting the finished quilt in my cute bike basket (still need to buy one) and going for a wonderful bike ride. Then I will stop along the river where it is beautiful, and set up shop. I will lay out my pretty quilt, get out some lemonade and sandwiches and some hand sewing or quilt books to read. I will sit there all day and then when I’ve had just enough of the lovely summer bliss, I will pack up my blanket etc. and ride my bike back home...

Ahh won't that be nice? Here is the quilt so far.

The (fuzzy) plan.

Picnic quilt plan

The fun summer fabric for the middle of the big blocks.

Picnic quilt in progress

The string blocks that will alternate.

Picnic quilt in progress

Picnic quilt in progress

Can't wait!

10 comments:

Bunny said...

I love it! I love the scrappy blocks and the camp fabric!

LauraJ said...

i so look forward to seeing all these picnic blankets being made. your little idea sounds lovely and I just may have to do just that! (take a bike ride somewhere and set up a picnic for myself)

Zonnah said...

It is going to be sooooo cute :)

Lindsey said...

Very adorable...what was you criteria for picking fabrics...only brights?

byneedleandthread said...

my only criteria for picking was bright. I have a lot of these strips leftover from the baby string quilt I made. I also had some that I cut a while ago for no purpose, and I did add some more because I wanted a balance of all the colours. I just put them all in a big bag and pull them out. but if i don't like the one i picked i do let myself pick another..hehe.

AJ said...

What fun colors!

jmbmommy said...

cute, cute! I would eat a picnic with you!

Helen said...

Loooooove those string blocks! Very groovy!!

Jackie said...

Your string blocks are wonderful! So cheerful and colorful!

upstateLisa said...

Hey Sarah, I love those string blocks. Do you use a foundation behind it? I hear conflicting directions!