LMP+QG May: Summer Breeze picnic quilt.

Once again, I am late posting this month’s project but better late than never, right?

My friend Cait and I are making a project every month from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts.  You can see past projects here.

Summer has definitely arrived in North Carolina and this quilt will be perfect for naps in the grass and afternoon meals with friends.  I knew I wanted to use this particular vintage sheet for the backing so I kind of haphazardly pulled fabrics from my stash and ended up really loving the combination.  There are a lot of different shades of dark blue going on but I still think it works.

I used a fake linen from my stash as the solid, the vintage sheet I thrifted a few months ago, Pearl Bracelet in green from Lizzy House (not pictured), a blue flower print that I’ve had for years from a Beatrix Potter collection (thanks Abby!), Opal dandelion from Joel Dewberry, large green mums from Valori Wells, grass Chinese lantern from Amy Butler, and just like Caitlin, gingham nut from Denyse Schmidt.I wanted to use a whole cloth backing (something I don’t think I’ve done in years) but the sheet has some yellow discoloration so I might have to cut it up.  I’m also stuck on what to do with the quilting.  As long as I’ve wanted to make a picnic quilt, I’ve wanted to use a particular pantograph of ants that Lindsey has but she is on maternity leave from quilting!I do know that I will bind it in the solid blue and add ties so the quilt can be rolled up and carried.  Hopefully I’ll get it all completed before too long so I can enjoy this season.

Be sure to check out Caitlin’s beautiful quilt!  Next month: pinwheel duvet cover (which will be the perfect excuse for me to buy a down comforter!).

3 thoughts on “LMP+QG May: Summer Breeze picnic quilt.

  1. HA HA, thanks for the shout out, that website is totally defunct. Stay tuned though for a serious website and my developing children’s line! You will love it.
    What a great set of fabrics. I’m glad there is orange. I love that Beatrix Potter print but of course I would.

    1. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on! It was lovely to see your pictures from Germany; Esther is one adorable child!! I’m determined to meet her this year. xo

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