Monday, September 7, 2009

Patchwork and Picnics

Spring has now officially arrived, and I am thinking about picnics and spending time lounging about outside. I have been invited to share another stall very soon and decided to make some patchwork picnic blankets.

This was the first one . I backed it with a cotton fabric and then realised that it wasn't thick enough for a picnic blanket, so decided it would be much nicer as a summer tablecloth.


I sewed a soft fleecy backing on the next one.


Then rolled it up into a little bundle and added some elastic and a button, and now it has become something that is easy to throw onto the back seat of a car, or in the basket of a push bike...
voila...picnic time !
I think I might use one to lie under this tree, and gaze at the sky studded with a mass of blossom that reminds me of confetti .

6 comments:

Gillybean said...

Snap. I'm making a picnic blanket too!

The Curious Cat said...

I vow that one day I will master the sewing machine and make one of these babies! I will, I will!!!! xxx

Frauke H. said...

Hallo Sally,
I'm from germany, and I'm really sad because I can't invite you to a picnic with this beautiful
Blankets. They looks beautiful an cosy to me.
And you wrote from the spring. Here is autumn. A worm and sunny one. But it takes a long time till the magnolia blüht (I don't know the english word right now) again.
I wish you a wonderful picnictime!
Greetings from Celle near Hannover in Germany
Your Frauke con WASANDRES

Frauke H. said...

Hallo Sally,
I'm from germany, and I'm really sad because I can't invite you to a picnic with this beautiful
Blankets. They looks beautiful an cosy to me.
And you wrote from the spring. Here is autumn. A worm and sunny one. But it takes a long time till the magnolia blüht (I don't know the english word right now) again.
I wish you a wonderful picnictime!
Greetings from Celle near Hannover in Germany
Your Frauke con WASANDRES

Kimberlee and Lies said...

Such wonderful blankies! And the clever roll and tie. I've much to learn from you Sally!
-Lies

Janet said...

The picnic blankets are an awesome ides with the button and tag.