With the weather being so nice, it got me thinking that I should make a nice, colorful picnic blanket. I decided to go simple, lots of 4 x 4 squares. And since my last quilt was made in much more subdued colors, I felt like I needed to go all out and use many, many colors and patterns.
I took some pictures of the process of putting the blanket together, unfortunately I didn't get to posting them until now. The thing with me is that when I start a project I can't relax and take time to do something else until it's finished. I think about it most of the time I can't work on it, I even dream about my sewing. Completely obsessive, I know. So, when I sew, I sew, it's hard for me to get away from it and post any pictures.
|my fabric organized by rows|
|all pieced together|
So, the blanket / quilt is finished now, and I LOVE it. I love how happy it makes me just looking at it. I think it's all those beautiful colors and patterns together. I just hope the weather will stay this nice for at least a few days so we can take this baby for a test drive.
Looking at this gorgeous sea of color gave me another idea, of course, and I started working on a new tote to match my picnic blanket.
I really didn't need another bag (I've already made so many of them, they can last me a lifetime), but the desire to make one won and here it is.
My new quilted tote, in happy summer colors, very sturdy, just right for all the picnic necessities. I underlined it with fusible fleece and interfacing and did some straight line quilting just to add some interest.
|Yeah, Lola likes it, inspection passed.|
Well, I am off to start my weekend now. I hope you all get to enjoy some warm, relaxing days.