22.3.11

My Quilts ~ A Simple Picnic Quilt

We often pack a lunch, or stop for takeout, on day trips or trips to the beach. Having a picnic quilt really comes in handy.


I made this simple picnic quilt using red and blue twill, denim scraps and black cotton broadcloth. The coloured squares repeat in rows diagonally and it is bordered first in denim and then in black cotton. The backing is a blue bed sheet. It is very sturdy and easy to wash, perfect after a day of fun and sun. Do you have a favourite picnic quilt or blanket?

13 comments:

  1. I think these quilts are a must in each and every family. I love yours!

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  2. I"m enjoying the parade of quilts you are giving us. I like each one more than the last (or is that just that i have a short attention span and forget what the last one was like). This one looks like it might be doable for me to make one like it someday. I love its simplicity.

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  3. How pretty, Elizabeth. Reds and blues are perfect for picnics.

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  4. I love it! I have one too and we use it all summer long...if it ever gets here that is! ;D

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  5. I'm loving getting to oggle all your beautiful quilts. My favorite beach/picnic blanket is a red plaid wool blanket, but I'd take a nice picnic quilt like this any day!

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  6. Denim is perfect for a picnic quilt. Love the blue and red fabrics ... they look like bandanas!

    Nice to think ahead to picnics ... we're getitng 10 cm of snow today.

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  7. LOVE IT! What an inspiration, a quilt like that would make a great gift.

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  8. Super cute quilt Elizabeth...I really love the color combo! If I could sew I would make quilt after quilt...I just love them! ~Deb~

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  9. I think reds and blues are the ultimate picnic quilt colors!
    So, so pretty and summery.

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  10. So pretty! :-) Bet it makes picnics even better using something made with so much love!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  11. A quilt is a must in Summertime! :)

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  12. This is very beautiful! I wish I could find a quilt looking print in a fleece for the Picnic Blanket / Outdoor Blankett I make.

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  13. This is very beautiful! I wish I could find a quilt looking print in a fleece for the Picnic Blanket / Outdoor Blanket I make.

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