Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I just couldn't wait

Usually I wait until a project is finished to share it with you.

not this time though. I was just to excited to show you our new picnic quilt (well the top anyway).

Brady and I have been a picnicing couple from the beginning. It's something that we look forward to every spring summer and fall (darn winter!).

I have wanted to make a quilt for our special outings. Something that our kids would look at and have tons of memories from. I'm finally done. Just in time for picnic season.

My mom asked, "Well who will get this sentimental quilt when you picnicing days are over?" a nice way of saying "gone". Kind of a sad thought, but it had crossed my mind to. It would be hard to have one child have the sentimental quilt and not another. 

Here's my plan. I made a few extra blocks from the quilt fabric of our special quilt. When each of my children get married I am going to make them their very own picnic quilt from fabric they have chosen for themselves. Then on the back there will be 1 block from the  picnic quilt they grew up with. 

And this houndstooth beauty will be arriving at my Mom's door hopefully in time for Mothers Day. My Mom and Dad would have celebrated their 30 wedding anniversary on Easter this year. I wanted to do something special for her so remind her of my Dad and let her know just what an amazing Mom she is. Her wedding colors were peach and baby blue. I found the peach, but could not find the right shade of blue. So gray it is. 

Don't look at all the strings. Remember I said I was still working on these. :)

Too many quilt pictures. Hey I'm excited remember?


  1. holy millions of tiny pieces! It's beautiful though. I wish I had your talent!

  2. i don't think it is possible to have too many quilt pictures! i love your picnic quilt! what a great idea to make one for each kiddo and put a block from your picnic quilt. clever clever clever!!!

  3. Well my Beautiful Daughter.....I got my quilt today. I love,love,love it. Thank you so much. I love you!


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