Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ready for a Picnic - My Lovely Finish for May

Ready for a Picnic 

 I'm not sure that a picnic on a quilt spread on the ground makes as much sense around here, where the ground is covered with rocks and sand, pinon trees, cactus, chamisa and yucca, instead of soft green grass makes any sense, or why I started thinking of this checkerboard quilt as a picnic quilt, but with this Lovely Finish, I'm ready for a picnic.

The quilt is 66 inches square, made of twenty-five 12-inch 16-patch blocks, with a 3 inch triangle square border and a narrow binding.

Checkerboard Picnic Quilt


Quilting DetailThe quilting design was quite simple: diagonal lines through the colored squares; flowers with echo quilting in the cream squares; and pointy leaves and echo quilting in the cream triangles in the border. I liked the look of alternately densely quilted/lightly quilted areas and after a wash, it's another soft, crinkly scrap quilt.

Scrappy binding
Despite the landscape, I intended to spread out the quilt under the pinon tree in my back "yard" ... but the high winds today just wouldn't cooperate.

Not exactly a good spot

It probably would have been a funny looking picnic on the sand and rocks, anyway ... 

10 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Congratulations on the finish. It's lovely.

Elaine M said...

Simple and fabulous. Love the border. Enjoy the picnic when it happens.

black bear cabin said...

what a beautiful quilt...i love the border too! :)

Scrapatches said...

A lovely finish! As a person who feels pretty quilts are meant to be used and enjoyed, I say picnic on! ... :) Pat

wobblybobbin said...

The saw tooth border is perfect, it adds a lot to the quilt! Very pretty!

Cloud CouCou said...

Very pretty, I love the quilting. I keep thinking about making one of these, but I'm sure I'd be too worried about getting it dirty to use it!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Congrats on the finish.

Stitch and Yarn said...

I'm with Cloud CouCou... After all that beautiful work there's no way I'd let anyone near it with food ;-)

Cindy said...

How cool to have an "official" picnic blanket! You did a wonderful job.

desertskyquilts said...

Some great photography of your quilt! Artistic, like the quilt.

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