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Picnic Quilts

June 8, 2011

I finally got back to the sewing machine after a prolonged absence. I’m working on these blocks:

The pattern is Off The Rail from Jaybird Quilts. It’s a new pattern in the shop, along with 2 more from Julie – Hugs and Kisses and Fast Forward. This one is fat quarter friendly (20 for my picnic quilt) and has instructions for 4 sizes from baby to  king. I’m using my Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairgrounds bundle that I picked up on Etsy a while ago. The blocks go together quickly, and it should be ready for quilting in the next few days.

Last year I made this version of a Modern Rose Garden, perfect for a summer picnic:

There are stll a few kits available. Another pattern that would make a simple quilt for outdoor use is Valori Well’s Daphne Throw. Pick two fun fabrics and a third for accent, and sew this quilt up in a day!

There have been lots of picnic (or beach) quilts popping up in blogland recently. You can see Rachel’s beach quilt here, and Ashley’s picnic quilt here. How about a Squares and Stripes picnic quilt? And there’s a Flickr group devoted to picnic quilts – why not add your own creation to the pool?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. sara permalink
    June 9, 2011 5:48 pm

    I just finished my picnic quilt with the kona grass from your shop. I left a pic of it in the flickr group. Thanks for the link!

    I wasn’t sure about Denyse Schmidt’s new line, but seeing it sewn up – it looks so vintagey (clearly not a word) and comforting. It’s too bad that it’s hard to get in Canada.

  2. June 13, 2011 10:19 pm

    I love your off the rail… it is just too cute!!!

  3. June 14, 2011 9:50 am

    the off the rail quilt is amazing! it’s going to be lovely!

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