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Thursday, February 26, 2015


I am already planning my picnic quilt!  I wanted to make one last summer but never had time.  I have some buggy fabric I want to sew into some pinwheels for a picnic quilt!
I can't decide if I want to use the red gingham with the ants or the green leaves with the jars of bugs for the border, what do you think?  I am using the blue and white polka dots as my neutral with the solid blue as a back up if I run out.
 I spent a snow day last week cutting material.
I have my material and cut pieces in my picnic basket.
I plan to use this as a picnic quilt, and quilt to keep in the car for when I get cold or we need it for something else.  I was thinking of using denim for the back of the quilt, would it still be snuggly in the car if I do?

Do you have a specific quilt you use for a picnic quilt?

For Feline Friday I have a really cute picture to share.

Getting ready for Summer!


Heidi said...

A friend made 'car blankets' from used denim - jeans, skirts, jumpers. She paired it with flannel. It was super sturdy and heavy. She kept a few in her van to keep her kids warm if they broke down. Anyway, the used denim was soft and flexible but really stout which is why she skipped the batting and tied it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

It is going to be a beautiful quilt. If you had the right weight of Denim it may not be too bad.

Little Penpen said...

I like the red fabric with ants! perfect for a picnic quilt. I don't have a designated picnic quilt, but would love to make one someday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

If it is a light weight denim, it would be ok, but, if it is jeans weight, then, it won't snuggle very well. Also, a picnic quilt will get washed more often. Think about what will wear and wash well. Maybe a flannel instead? I was given a quilt made out of old suits. That sucker is HEAVY! We've only used it once, when my son sat outside on Thanksgiving night, waiting to buy a TV. He said that the wind couldn't get thru that blanket, but, it was hard to carry in the store, because it was so heavy.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

love your pinwheels but am no use to you as far as which fabric to use for the border.....most of my quilting is the kind where I decide as I go.....I have always liked that red and white checker pattern with the ants though......

Sarah said...

I vote for ants on the border :)
I'm sorry but I can't remember who is who but I love the cat-under-quilt and "baby" poses. How nice of the B&W cat to pose for the camera. LOL.

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