Monday, April 27, 2009

Nanny Sharon's Picnic Quilt

My dear friend and very talented designer Rose published the pattern for Nanny Sharon’s Picnic Quilt back in October. And for a long time I have wanted to make it – I fell in love with the simple beauty of it. Last week I spent a lot of evenings frog stitching on a project I can’t blog (at least not for about a year), and after the frustration I felt I needed to do something I could master well yesterday, so I pulled some fabrics and this is the result:

The centre was done before bedtime last night, and the borders attached tonight. I just love how it turned out! I have used the same fabrics as Rose on the borders and half of the squares in the blocks – Cotton Blossom by Moda – but I only had one charm pack, so I added a pack of Dandelion Girl. The over-all impression of my version is a bit lighter and slightly more yellow and softer than Rose’s, but I’m very happy with it!

The quilting will have to wait a bit – I’m all out of batting at the moment, but more is on the way. I do have a plan for how I want to quilt it, though :o)

The pattern is written so clearly so you really can’t go wrong, and would be wonderful for a beginner quilter, but it is great even for those more experienced – a quick quilt that will be perfect for a present, no matter what fabrics you pick. Have a look at Pauline’s funky version – cool, hum? :o)


Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

25 comments:

Inger said...

Å, dette var virkelig flott. Da ser jeg jo hva jeg kan bruke mine charms pack til. Ha ei riktig fin uke. :-)

Lappetausa said...

Frog stitching, what's that? Hmmm, now I got a bit curious, what are you up to this time?
Your quilt ala Rose is wonderful, what a good idea for charm fabric! Where is the best shop for buying Rose's patterns?
This afternoon/evening I have spent with two very difficult DJ blocks, and I'm asking myself why I'm doing this....hehe.

Janet said...

That's a nice quilt for a quickie, I love the daisies, they make it.

Vicki W said...

That's a cute quilt and I love the fabrics.

Catherine said...

It's wonderful -- so fresh and cheerful. The daisies are the crowning touch!

Pauline said...

hi anne, isnt it a great quilt to do? is so fast and fun....your fabrics look great too..thanks for your comments
cheers

jofridsquilt said...

denne vart lekker. Flotte fargar og flott mønster. Helsing Jofrid

May Britt said...

Å så fint teppet ble. Kanskje dette er en ide til de TSV vi skal sy i helga.

Annelies said...

Where do you find all the time to do this ?
The flowers on this top make it so beautiful !

Satu said...

Oh, Your newest is so fresh and I fell in love with IT!!! Those two fabric lines seems to fit perfect together!

Trisha said...

Very cute!

Teresa said...

Very pretty indeed. I especially like the border fabric you chose - simply perfect.

Suze said...

I am ready for a picnic. I can bring the chicken salad and sliced tomatoes.

Guðrún said...

You have been busy. I love the flowers they are so white and "clean".

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne Ida,

each time you keep on suprising me. Lately with the quilting on the read and white sampler and now with this quilt. I just love them!

Marielle

Merete said...

Dette ble kjempeflott, blir jo veldig nysgjerrig på hva du holder på med:-)

Anne-Grethe said...

Virkelig en flott quilt med spennende farger. De små hvite blomstene ble veldig fine på fourpatchen!

pamina said...

Very cute quilt with these flowers !

Suzie said...

How can you work so fast?? This quilt is so lovely, the fabrics you chose are beautiful! I love the daisies, too! Is it for you or is it a gift? Can't wait to see it quilted!

Anna said...

It's beautiful !!!!!

Bodil said...

Nyydelig! Lyser av vår og sommer!

Leisha Camden said...

Tag, you're it! :-)
http://leishacamden.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-first-blog-award.html

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Sooo beautiful! :)

Just wanted to say, I took my SBS book and blocks with me to one of my quilt guilds last night and showed off your quilt...everyone ADORED it! :) I think I might have inspired a few ladies to make their own! Lol*

Marit Irene said...

Prikken over i`en var jo prestekragene da! Virkelig flotte farger.

Christine said...

Lovely, Anne Ida. I agree with you ... Rose is a great pattern writer. I always enjoy making her designs.
Christine