Monday, May 25, 2009

picnic quilt done!






The picnic quilt was finished for Memorial Day. I set a goal and did what I said.

I went with the simple stitch in the ditch for quilting it which worked out perfectly since the squares were small enough to work with this method.

I used pink and yellow seam binding because I wanted a solid since there is so much pattern going on already and backed it with a yellow sheet.

It was used for the first time today when we walked down to the park for the duck races. It is sort of funny to see a crowd of people cheering on a bunch of bath toys.
The ducks:



This quilt is incredibly soft since the fabric used for the top has already been washed a lot. It reminds me of my childhood and reading books in bed on hot summer nights and the way light sparkles off a lake. All those bright flowers are sort of glowing. It's a happy quilt.

9 comments:

kristi said...

oh! it's really beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!!

amy said...

I totally love it! Great job!

MLE said...

Your quilt is so pretty...I love it!!

Amelia Plum said...

I absolutely LOVE that quilt. I'd love to make something like that for Oona's bed, if I knew how to quilt. Where did you get all the great sheets? And the picture of the rubber duckie race is awesome.

Fine Little Day said...

It´s gorgeous, the quilt!

Jenny at Dos said...

that looks great!

*karen said...

It's *all* lovely.

Alicia P. said...

Oh MAN is that fantastic. Absolutely beautiful, Nancy. xo