Friday, January 17, 2014

Picnic Quilt Finished

Whew! Jackson is proud to exclaim: "Hey guys check out the quilt my mom finished."
 
Especially since I started this picnic quilt in September with my daughter and it has literally been and off the quilt frame three times!!! Sometimes, it's so weird to think about how a quilt starts. My  youngest daughter was home on summer break and she wanted me to make her a quilt to go with her new picnic basket!! Then it turned into she wants to learn how to sew!  (OMG! Do you hear the hark angels singing...is THAT not a quilters dream: to have their daughter WANT to learn to quilt.) Well, she soon returned to school and I was left to complete the quilt (I'm okay. Really I am. LOL!) We really did have a lot of fun! And she's such a natural when it comes to picking and combining fabrics. I love that this quilt is filled with all those summer memories. 
Soooo.....here it is finished:

Truth be told, I rented a good chick flick and  finished sewing the left side of the binding down last night. (Hey, what's a working girl to do?) The fog was rolling in when I got home. It's was very cold out. So I quickly snapped some pictures after work. We went to our favorite Mexican Restaurant around the corner for dinner, and afterwards, I plugged that movie in and finished the binding.  Jackson also wanted to show you the cute backing my daughter chose for this quilt! (Before he took off after that squirrel ...)
 (Personally, I just adore these little mushrooms!!)

Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday! 
Cheers!
Val:)



32 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt filled with wonderful memories!

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Leanne Parsons said...

It's beautiful! I love blue and yellow together.

Jasmine said...

So cute! I love quilting with my mom. Do you have many picnics in the snow? lol.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm laughing too...as I thought that too...picnics in the snow??? LOL!

Julie said...

This is great! I love the backing fabric! It's just perfect for a picnic quilt! Way to brave the elements for a picnic picture too! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

It is delightful Val great job! And Jackson is adorable too :)

Quilt Musings said...

This is a great quilt!! Jackson is awesome! So helpful of him to help you show the back of the quilt!! :)

Teri said...

Love the color combo. I did a small braided runner in Navy and mustard yellow and I loved it. I called it my game day runner (Notre Dame)

LA Paylor said...

oh, the quilt, whatever... but that dog!! So cute!! and also love those little mushrooms. Good finish
LeeAnna Paylor

Sue Daurio said...

Love the picnic in the snow! Where' s the hot chocolate? How sweet that you made a quilt with your daughter, I have four daughters and have made quilts with 2 out of 4, I'll take it!!! Great quilt, wonderful job to both of you.

Abby said...

What a fun quilt - I bet your daughter will get a lot of use out of it!

Linda from Talkinglunchboxquilts.com said...

Such a great quilt! Plus I love the pictures of your dog :) A very fun post to read!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

One of my most favourite colour combinations! It looks awesome and has such a wonderful story with it! Well done!

Jessica Hadden said...

Move over, Vanna White! Jackson is coming for your job! Like Jackson, I adore this picnic quilt!

Sarah Craig said...

That's beautiful, Val! But it looks a bit cold for a picnic…. -)

Whoop whoop!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Right! I swear, every time I take "quilt" pictures he acts like I just laid the "stage" to take pictures of him!!! He's just soooo funny!!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I agree! But at-least I have that bottle of wine our neighbor gave us for Christmas to keep me warm!!

Sara said...

Yeay!! That is exciting that your daughter want to learn to quilt!!! Congrats! I hope my daughter feels the same one day.

Love the backing on your picnic quilt!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Well Val, you have done it once again! This is outstanding, and yes, that back is a hoot.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Val, your daughter will love the finish-and she has the gift for choosing colors-awesome-I would say an indoor picnic is in order to break in the new quilt
Jackson looks like a cutie pie

Kris said...

Great quilt! I love the look of those big HST's. Did they give you trouble at all?

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

That is so great Val! This is a really beautiful quilt, and it has such lovely colors. My mom does NOT sew at all, but I do have fond memories of helping my grandmother. I'm sure your daughter will love it for years and years. It does look great with the picnic basket, and Jackson looks right at home too!

Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love the colors and fabrics in this one! And Jackson is a great model too.

Michal Woodruff said...

The blue and yellow is such a gorgeous classic combo. This quilt is beautiful. And I love the backing too. I have some of that mushroom fabric. :) I'll have to remember to use it as a back. It looks good.! Happy quilting!

Paula Hughes said...

Love these colors and that cute pup!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

I love the cheddar yellow! It looks so bright & cheery, makes you want to grab the picnic basket every day. And Jackson is adorable too! Well done on the finish!

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genie said...

Cheers, Val...Kudos to you. It is everything I would have expected. And those mushrooms for the back are superb. what a great choice for a picnic quilt. I really do want to make us one. There is that something so special about it...it really appeals to me. Added you to my blog roll. genie

Michele Reynolds said...

I <3 your quilt and your doggy is adorable:)

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Kate said...

It's perfect for a picnic basket.

So there is hope that my DD may yet decide she wants to learn to make quilts? She'll happily pick out fabrics for a new quilt, but wants no part of making one.

Lara B. said...

Oh gosh, I can't see a picture of Jackson without turning inside out over his cuteness!
It's so strange to think of it being cold already.
this quilt is so perfect for your daughter's picnic ensemble. I love the mushroom fabric on the back too!

Quilting Nonnie said...

I'm glad you were able to recycle this post. Your daughter's quilt is so bright and cheery. It would make me want to go on a picnic every other day! And take that adorable Jackson with me.

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