Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Picnic Quilt - Ta Da!

The Picnic Quilt

The Picnic Quilt is another finish from this fall that I have not shown off here yet. That photo above is before she was washed. She is about 53" x 66" finished and is made from fabrics from the Lucy's Crab Shack line by Sweetwater and Kona white. The binding was made from left over fabrics from the top and the back is an IKEA numbers print.

St. Louis 16 Patch - top done

I made this quilt top this summer using  the St. Louis 16 Patch  tutorial that had become so popular on instagram and is here. These blocks come together really quickly and are fun to make. I used white with the fabrics because I was finding that the quilts made with all prints, although beautiful, sometimes felt too overwhelming.

Then I became underwhelmed with this quilt and let it sit.

Picnic Quilt - detail

I quilted her with diagonal lines which made nice puffy soft squares on the quilt after it was washed.

Picnic Quilt - detail

I am still find this quilt somewhat underwhelming, despite how much I love the quilty texture. Maybe it is the colours, or the fact that I just used one line of fabrics - which was in part because of my limited choices while on holiday.

Picnic Quilt - Detail

Having said that, she is soft and cheerful and a nice size for cuddling.

The Picnic Quilt

She reminds me a little of a gingham picnic blanket, and and thus her name. That is my picture from yesterday, for a few minutes the light worked nicely.

There are no more completed quilts hiding on my shelf. If I am lucky I might be able to finish one more today as it has only the smallest bit of quilting and a binding to do.

Best,

Leanne

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks great to me. I love the texture!

Richard Healey said...

I love the simple design of this quilt makes it so easy to love.

Richard and Tanya Quilts

Debbie said...

This turned out really nice - kind of calls to you to snuggle up, no?

Judith, Belfast said...

I just love how such a simple design can have huge impact! Of course you are always spot on when it comes to choosing fabrics!! Lovely! Jxo

Anonymous said...

Such a cute quilt! You are very good at selecting fabrics that will mesh well together. :)

Ella said...

Totally making me yearn for summer time and picnics outside!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the puffiness of it! And god bless Ikea numbers ;o)

tusen said...

Soft and cuddly is what comes to my mind when I look at the quilt. It's cute and surprisingly calm, even with the orange and red.

Catherine said...

It looks lovely Leanne

Marg said...

I think it looks great. I like the puffiness of the quilting too.

genie said...

I think it turned out beautifully, and would love to take it on a picnic. Your quilting makes it look so puffy and cozy to wrap up in. Such a nice collection of fabrics. Very appealing to the eye.

Toni said...

It turned out very nicely, Leanne! I was actually just thinking about this quilt last night. I've been thinking of using this pattern for a Christmas quilt but was worried about it being too intense unless I used a neutral as you did. I actually really like how yours looks, hopefully it grows on you!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Super cute!

Michele said...

It is very calming and perfect for snuggling under when one isn't feeling their best. Nicely done.

dutchcomfort said...

A super nice and perfect snuggly(?) quilt!

Deborah said...

I love 16 patch quilts. This is a beauty!

Kelly said...

Oh I do love a crinkly just been washed quilt - love it!

Svetlana said...

I love how perfectly crinkly and cozy it looks. Gorgeous in every way.

Di said...

It looks like the perfect picnic quilt. Perhaps you will like it more once it gets some use and memories associated with it. Di x

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I think its gorgeous!

diane said...

A simple quilt is always nice to thriow in to the mix especially when you are doing all the matchstick quilting.