When I was testing out the Picnic quilt blocks, I made this version in blues and forgot to share it! If you purchased a paper Picnic pattern, there’s a photo of it on the inside cover to show what the lap size looks like (vs. the larger throw size on the cover). Basically I couldn’t decide which size I liked better so I just included them both.
I mostly chose some blue basics from my stash and added in some golds and simple florals.
These blocks come together quick, but I definitely recommend laying all of the pieces out into blocks before you sew.
These blocks are set on point, and after I trim the edges (the scariest part!) I always ALWAYS sew around the edges of the quilt top to prevent the bias edges from stretching or seams from popping.
I backed this with a Blossom 108″ wide back I had in my stash. Last year during holiday sales I stocked up on wide backings, and it’s on my list to do again. I usually buy 2 yards since I usually make throw size quilts, or 2 1/4 if I’m making a twin.
Kaitlyn quilted this, and I love the geometric design she chose!
Now looking at these photos reminds me that I need to find a new home for this quilt. I am the worst at gifting quilts. I usually make quilts just for the joy of making them, but I have such a hard time gifting them to people even though I want to. I over think it…will they like the colors, the size, the pattern, would they actually want it? Then I usually talk myself out of it. Maybe that will be my quilt-resolution next year…gift all my quilts!