11 June, 2007

My Adventures In The Attic, Partie Deux

So, as you may remember, I was up in the attic last week... I also found this label-less quilt, it's a picnic quilt and the perfect thing to kick off summer! I made this one ten years ago from a pattern in "American Quilter" magazine, Summer 1997. I cannot find that particular magazine but have contacted the AQS to find the pattern name and perhaps a reprint of the instructions*. It's super easy, alternating framed blocks of two coordinating fabrics. I remember finding the fresh summery-looking plaid for the backing while vacationing in New England. It's simply straight-line quilted with a walking foot. Grab a pair of fabrics and sew one up for your own picnic basket! This one will get a label now. The quilt's name?


"Life's A Picnic"
~Life is Good~
...and sometimes it's a picnic, too!

*Update: "Patchwork With A Plan" by Barbara Elwell,
American Quilter magazine, Summer'97

The article describes using eight inch squares and two inch strips of two
related fabrics to create this type of nap quilt.

13 comments:

Jim V said...

"It's super easy"

This, of course, is a relative term.

Libby said...

I keep a 'picnic' quilt in the back of my vehicle. You never know when a spontaneous picnic might happen *s*

Angie said...

What a cute, cute picnic quilt! What size is it? Love the fabrics you've made it out of. :)

Shelina said...

This is very pretty. What a nice picnic quilt.

meggie said...

Lovely fresh idea for a quick project! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Hope you are well!

teodo said...

It's very nice.
Thanks!
ciao ciao

Beemoosie said...

LOVE the colors you used!! Time for a picnic!

Carole said...

What a cute quilt! So cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

atet said...

That's a great little picnic quilt -- and looks easy as pie but stunning in the right color combos. Thanks for sharing!

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mamaspark said...

What a great "find!!"

Anne Heidi said...

I love it! Such a great quilt to show off pretty fabric :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is very cute and absolutely perfect for a picnic!

Cheers!

Evelyn