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)
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