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