Anyone else feel like summer is flying by? I’ve finished a few projects in between camping trips and kids activities, having a project to work on has kept me sane!
These Five + Ten prints are bright, saturated colors, but still have a vintage summer feel. I made this to be our actual picnic quilt, so I didn’t want a white background.
Instead I used the Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax, it’s the perfect natural color and the white in the prints stand out against it.
Do you lay out all of your pieces into blocks before you start sewing? Or do you just grab as you go?
Most of the time I have to organize everything into blocks before I sew. It takes some time, but I think (?) it’s faster in the end. Maybe.
This is one of those patterns you can overthink the placement of the fabrics and blocks. It’s hard to see the pattern come together until it’s sewn, and keep the same fabrics away from each other.
This time I laid the blocks out quickly, and only made sure my darkest colors were evenly spaced. There’s a few blocks I would have moved had I stared at it longer, but I also probably wouldn’t have finished it.
Kaitlyn quilted this one for me, and I bound it with a dark navy blue solid…and a little strip of yellow (when the binding was too short!). For some reason I have no photos with the backing showing, but it’s a matching blue gingham.
Yes it was crazy to spend this much money on a picnic quilt that is going to get FILTHY and dragged around the yard by my girls…but now we get to enjoy using a beautiful quilt (and washing it a thousand times until it falls apart!).