Sometimes I really do need my head examined. I was reading some of my favorite blogs last week and came across this challenge – to make a picnic quilt. OK, why not? I have all these food prints left over from a challenge never completed a few years ago.
Plus I have a couple of paper pieced vegetables – a pumpkin, ear of indian corn, seven apples and a carrot.
And I have the picnic basket required for the challenge.
So the whole challenge is create a picnic quilt, get a picnic basket, have the picnic and take pictures, plan the menu share the food and quilt.
So getting started, I did the stand and stare at the fabrics for a bit. I have 16 squares of food fabrics that are unique, and I cannot get any more. I want to maximize those. Then I have a few quarter yards of several others. I think I will do some baskets of berries. For those charm squares, I decided to make HSTs out of them with a background fabric. So I cut squares and sewed them up.
And now the quandary. I am going to make pinwheel blocks out of these. So you get to help decide which way it goes. Should I….
match the pairs of HSTs in a pinwheel….
Or should I scramble them in a scrappy manner?
Here’s the poll, and I’ll catch you up when it gets farther along. Update, scrappy won.
I have until the first week of June, but my picnic is planned for Memorial weekend. Naturally!! Less than a month, can I get it done? We’ll see!! Back to the sewing room!! I’ll work on the baskets while you vote.
Update – Here is the final quilt, I just played with the elements and added some panels of food fabric to fill in where needed. DH and I had our picnic at a local car show, lovely shade under the trees!
Here it is later in the Apple Festival quilt show.