Welcome to Picnic Party. The challenge - to make something to use on a picnic. I liked the theme of this challenge, I mean what's not to like. Picnic means summer, sitting outside enjoying the weather, maybe going to the seaside and having a paddle or somewhere near a river or waterfall and of course there is food. Thank you Carol for coming up with such a great theme.
I decided to make a small quilt. I own a little two seater sports car that is perfect for me and John when we go on adventures.
The car has a small boot but our picnic basket fits perfectly. To make our picnics perfect we needed a picnic quilt.
The starting point was some Tilda Garden Life fabric. I had to cut the fabric into squares before I could start sewing.
The fabrics are so cute and perfect for the quilt. It took me a little while to lay out the squares and get them how I wanted them. Next was some easy sewing as I sewed the squares into rows and then joined the rows. I used some brown fabric I had for the backing. This fabric had been in my cupboard for ages and so needed to be used up. I also found some red fabric for the binding. The quilt went together quite quickly. I decided to do straight quilting and stitched the binding on by machine. The finished quilt is very cute and a riot of colour.
I was very pleased that I managed to get most of the joins matching perfectly.
There is a quilt we use for picnics in our family car. I made this quilt a couple of years ago and as you can see it is larger. We have enjoyed some fun family picnics and hopefully there will be more this summer.