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July 27, 2011

juicy picnic quilt

juicy picnic quilt

from the moment I picked out the fabrics, I knew this was going to be one of my favorite quilts ever. the construction is simple, but those colors just kill me. this is actually a redo of my miscellany quilt as requested by tom.

juicy picnic quilt

I wanted something that was bright and fun, something appropriate for a summer picnic. innocent crush and habitat always looked like they belonged together to me so I started there, adding some greenfield hill (which is way underrated if you ask me) and a print from magnolia lane. I couldn't be happier with this mix of prints and colors.

juicy picnic quilt

I have this really bad habit of hoarding fabrics because I like them too much to use. I know this makes no sense, but it's what I do! I'm really trying to break away from this and this quilt was the first step. I can say that it felt great to actually cut and sew into this fabric and I survived.

juicy picnic quilt

with no looming deadline, I took my time sewing each block in bits and pieces. I also made the quilt a bit bigger this time, 75" square vs 60", figuring this was a good lounging in the park size for a couple of humans and a boston terrier.

juicy picnic quilt back

to be honest, thinking of actually using this quilt on a picnic gives me a bit of an anxiety attack. just watching tom hold the quilt outside for me put me on edge, I didn't want it to get dirty! I just have to remember what I made it for and that soap and water exists. to help me along, I used kona in black for the backing to hide any dirt. I also used a bright blue thread in the bobbin as an ode to the original quilt and its bright blue binding.

stats:
size: 75x75"
top: innocent crush (loves me loves me not, bubble burst), habitat (raise the roof, city planting), greenfield hill (the ramble, griswold plaid, coterie, diamond chevron) magnolia lane (textured plaid)
back: kona black
binding: kona aqua
batting: cotton bamboo blend
thread: aurifil 2600 (top), 1125 (back), 2805 (binding)

Comments

Wow. Just beautiful. I love the colors and you do such beautiful work!

Such a crazy exciting mix of fabrics. Nice work.

I love the blue bobbin thread!

That quilt is super juicy! I love the way the way the bright fabric just pop out against the black. The solid binding is perfect to frame it. Love all the way around!

This quilt rocks!

Nice job! The colors look great together. My quilts have always been used either wall hangings or as lap quilts. I recently started using my smaller qults as tabletoppers, and keeping them on the taple while eating dinner....yikes! I almost freaked when teenage daughter #2 spilled banana pudding on the quilt! All is well, not stains as of yet!!

OH MY GOD!!!!! I am in LOVE with this. The colors are great together and your placement of the black blocks is perfect. Way to go :)

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