Monday, July 6, 2009

finished!

Just in time for the fourth of July fireworks! Whew!

picnic quilt folded


This quilt was made to be our picnic quilt. And it was inspired by this quilt. I find swim notes quilts so inspiring. She used to have a blog. I wish she still did. (hint hint if you are reading this!)

picnic quilt
6' x 6'
machine pieced, quilted and bound


I loved using some of my favorite larger prints for this quilt. This whole quilt is filled with favorite colors and fabrics. I did a simple loopy quilting across the quilt. And between you and me, I hid four hearts in the quilting. One for each of us. I'm not telling my family. Let's see if they find them.

picnic quilt quilting detail

Now if it only wasn't blazing hot out, we would go for a picnic. Oh well, it's ready and waiting for the cooler temperatures of fall. I'm already making a mental list of all the places I want to have a picnic.

14 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Very nice! love those happy colors! the orange slice fabric, it has to be a picnic blanket! Bon appetit!

Martina said...

Love your colour choice. So fresh and sunny.

Dallas said...

It looks great! I love the simple pattern and cheery summer colors.

True Blue Nana said...

That is a great quilt, so colorful. Such a simple pattern that looks so good. I love the hearts.

Jackie said...

Beautiful, bright and cheerful picnic quilt!

Sarah said...

It's just perfect! Just how a quilt should look, to me.

Alex said...

how sweet! love the idea of the 4 hearts!
great picnic quilt

Lynnnaturegal said...

Beautiful quilt! Such fun colors. The hearts are a sweet idea. Hope they notice :)
Bet they will!

ROZ said...

I'm making my sandwiches and getting ready for the picnic. I've got to make a quilt like that sometime---

Carolyn said...

cute quilt! nice try with getting Melanie to blog again. I have begged and begged to no avail...

amandajean said...

it's an awesome quilt! i love it! (and i love swim notes, too. soooooo inspiring!!!)

Magpie Sue said...

What a happy quilt! There's no chance you'll accidently leave that behind anywhere!

Pamela said...

Your blog is amazing. I am so glad I found it!! Yah!! Lots of inspiration.

Ursula said...

what a great quilt! the colors are so summery.

I have been looking for that citrus fabric. do you remember who the manufacturer is?