Monday, May 3, 2010

Finally Finished!

I'm adding this post in to Amy Lou Who's Sew & Tell. Go and check it out!



I feel fairly confident in saying that this project is the biggest one I have ever worked on – not in size, but in time.
I started it almost a year ago and slowly worked on it between other projects.

It felt so good to fold it up, throw it in the trunk and take it to the park today. There really is nothing better than using a handmade quilt for the first time.
It’s perfect picnic blanket size: 58x68. It’s not so big and bulky that it’s awkward to fold and carry, but it is just big enough to fit all four of us and our food (and then big enough for an after-picnic nap.)

The back is mostly the green fabric with the little ladybugs – but I did add some pieced squares to use up what few strips I had left.

Now that we’re (maybe) finally getting some picnic-worthy weather, I’ll be able to use this even more!

10 comments:

  1. Love the quilt, Andy. Green and reds are my favorites. The new blog design looks great too.

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  2. What a fabulous quilt! I hope you get to picnic soon!

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  3. Love this string quilt! And the back is so cool too!

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  4. Gorgeous! So bright and spring! Glad to hear you've already had it out for a picnic. Doing a quilt like this one is on my to-do list. :-)

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  5. That's a great string quilt! And I love the back... have fun picnicking!!!

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  6. This is the perfect picnic quilt! Wow! Love the blocks and lettering on the back too!

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  7. Great quilt! Love the string blocks and the colors:)

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  8. I love your picnic quilt! Such fun colors. The shadow puppet on the back is pretty awesome too!

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  9. this is just stunning. i love it!!!

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  10. This is awesome. And... oh my gosh! The ladybugs are completely darling!
    Nice use of red and green!

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