Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Picnic butterflies

My picnic quilt top is finally assembled.

I was looking for a red and white checked fabric with black ants crawling around for the sashing, but alas, I looked to no avail. However, I found these lovely butterflies,

and I would consider butterflies invited guests at my picnic whereas the ants would have been uninvited.

So I guess it all works out, Huh?

Monday, June 16, 2008

After looking at photos of my "picnic" quilt several times right here, I wasn't really happy with the layout. Luckily last week both of my artist daughters were here and they helped me rearrange the blocks for my picnic quilt (that sadly I have not worked on since then). I think it's a lot better.

I intended for my husband to take a photo of me last week with both of the girls, but sadly neglected to do it. (Ask me about our trip to the Grand Canyon sometime--you guessed it, no photos!)
However I did get a photo yesterday with Anna Maria when we were in Nashville. Well, at least you get to see my new haircut!

Friday, June 6, 2008


...check the trash can.

The "picnic" quilt that I've been working on was going along just fine. I really wanted a second block to have a wonderful teacup print fabric that a dear friend had sent be, but there just wasn't enough to cut all the pieces. Luckily, I hadn't emptied my sewing room trash can.
So I checked the trash can

and, voila, there was just enough for be to be able to piece a few scraps in to one rectangle

to complete the second block.

And here are all the blocks spaced out as they will be in the completed picnic quilt.

I think maybe I will quilt it using modified version of another friend's idea and make "place setting" shapes around the quilt. Not sure what I'll do in the middle. Stay tuned and I'll let you know.