The One for Picnicking

The picnic quilt is finished! And as it is not winter yet, it’s not too late for a picnic.

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This is Thimble Blossoms’ Picnic Rollup quilt. I’ve shared progress pics here. The fabrics are a lot like the original on the pattern, since it uses a jelly roll precut, and I bought the jelly roll and pattern when it came out a few years ago. This one uses up the jelly roll without many scraps!

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There were moments while making this one that I really didn’t like the way it was looking. There are some blocks that don’t have the clean contrasts I prefer. But now that it’s finished, I’m back to liking it! The borders helped a lot.

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This quilt is much bigger than I expected (you might remember I lost the pattern at some point in the making, so I wasn’t sure what the end result would be like). My husband said, “wow, this is a heavy quilt.” It is. I usually take a couple quilts to the park for picnics, but I think this one will be big enough for our whole family, maybe a friend, and a bunch of fried chicken, too.

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I kind of wish I had used a lighter (closer to white) fabric for the sashing, but on the other hand, I was able to use up a big chunk of fabric I already had on hand. A win there! Plus, this quilt is for eating food on the ground, so it’s probably just as well that it’s cream, not white.

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The quilt can be rolled up, tied with a bow (it has fabric ribbons attached!) and off to the park. Looking forward to next summer already!

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One thought on “The One for Picnicking

  1. I love the happy colours used in this quilt. It is certainly long past picnic time in England, very cold and wet here right now. Enjoy. x

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