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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!