Join Me For a Picnic?

Remember a couple weeks ago when I was telling you about that kindness package I received from Jennifer Paganelli? I was compelled to make something right away with those fabrics, rather than hoarding them in my stash.

Inspired by the picnic quilt in this quilting book, I decided to make my own version, since I love dining al fresco.

picnic quilt in grass

I just love how it turned out! It measures to a 50 inch square, and could be used as a tablecloth as well.  I think these fabrics were destined for this project because I had just a few small scraps left, pieces that measure about 8 inches x 16 inches.

I am going to use a solid blue fabric for the backing, and I’m going to quilt it with flannel instead of batting so we can use it as a table cloth too.

backing for picnic quiltI only have a half yard of this blue Moda solid, so I guess I need to go fabric shopping.

By the way, I will be closing my giveaway on Sunday, May 31, in case you haven’t entered yet.

11 thoughts on “Join Me For a Picnic?

  1. Wow! This is fabulous! I love those corner blocks. The bright colors make me want to go to the pool (or really the beach, but there’s not one of those anywhere close to me!). I was looking at her website the other day; all the bright colors are so pretty.

  2. Very cute! You are just whipping out all kinds of great goodies lately!

    I have my new machine (a Janome–I love it!) and I hope to use it this weekend. So far I have managed to thread it and sew a few stitches. Fun stuff!

  3. A bag made with the scraps and the solid would be a good way to “tote” that beautiful thing around! What a corny way to put it!! Have fun picnicking!

  4. It’s wonderful. What a great use of the fabric. I just ordered some of her Dance w/Me line and am thinking of making a little picnic quilt out of it now..well when it arrives.

  5. That looks wonderful and soo cute!! Your making sooo many lovely goodies. 🙂 Have a lovely picnic and a merry happy restful weekend! Love to you!

  6. I really like your picnic blanket. I guess I’m going to add Jennifer Paganelli to my list of favorites. I really love what you do with her prints!

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