Friday, November 4, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - 36 Patch

I am a relatively new blogger, but I have admired the Blogger’s Quilt Festival for ages. I am so excited to finally have my own entry!

My quilt is called the Picnic Quilt, as named by my husband, and was created as part of the 36 Patch Quilt-Along over at crazymomquilts. This was my first QAL, and I really enjoyed seeing the huge variety created by different people putting together a relatively simple design.

I loved seeing all the super scrappy light/dark designs, but my Type A self just couldn’t go with a totally random look (I’m trying, really!). So, I chose a bunch of light prints and solid scraps and an overall off-white solid. I had been hoarding saving a pretty vintage sheet I picked up at a church sale a couple of years ago, and it turned out to be the perfect backing. I debated on how to quilt this thing for quite a while before finally settling on basic diagonals across all of the squares in a light pink thread.

The finished quilt was a great way to practice matching seams, and was made almost completely from stuff on hand. I did buy Warm & White batting and some light pink Kona cotton for the binding from JoAnn’s, both with 50% off coupons of course! The final quilt is super soft and cuddly, and I love the cheery colors. I think it will be our preferred couch quilt for quite a while, girly colors and all!

P.S. Sorry for the craptastic pictures. We've had a few rainy days lately, which was not very cooperative for quilt festival pics!


  1. Wow! So beautiful!! I can't even imagine sewing together all those tiny squares. You did a fabulous, love, love!

  2. Incredible job on this quilt. You must have the patience of a saint!

  3. Some of my friends made this quilt. I love them and I love yours. Very pretty. I can see this quilt in my future. Thanks for sharing.

  4. The vintage sheet completes the vintage look from the front. Love the colors!

  5. so pretty! Great use of postage stamp blocks. :)


  6. Wow! What a great picnic quilt. And you're right the vintage sheet is *perfect*!

  7. Beautiful! I really like the look with the off-white solid! Makes me think of summertime!