Thursday, 27 November 2008

picnic quilt in progress

picnic quilt wip

in random moments i've slowly been working on the picnic quilt that i briefly mentioned a few posts ago. it's made entirely of vintage sheeting and pillowcase material and i'm going to use a thrifted wool blanket as the batting so it will be a bit water resistant, perfect for sitting on the grass if it's slightly damp. i wanted to use up some of my vintage stash plus make a quilt that i won't mind spilling on and this seems like the perfect solution. sewing with sleep deprivation comes with it's consequences though, i don't want to tell you how many times i've had to unpick entire rows after i've sewn them on the wrong side... or the fact that i screwed up the very simple pattern and only noticed i had the wrong squares in place after it was sewn to another row and i couldn't be bothered fixing it. good thing it's just for acquiring grass stains and eating potato salad!

9 comments:

  1. Oh Leslie it looks wonderful.

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  2. This is gorgeous Leslie, good on you for working sleep deprived.
    I'm sure I have some of these sheets!

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  3. Sounds like a good old-fashioned case of mommybrain to me :-) though I think it's looking awfully pretty.

    Would you believe that I FINALLY got your package to the post office today? Though my own mommybrain forgot to enclose the card, so I'll be sending that separately. Anyway, you should receive it in a week or so, before you head off for your holiday.

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  4. Leslie, it looks lovely! I have been trying to make a picnic quilt too, but I hadn't thought about using a vintage blanket. Love the prints!

    Allison x

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  5. It looks like a perfect potato salad quilt.

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  6. This looks wonderful!

    I made a throw out of vintage sheets but I didn't think of using a wool blanket (I only have about 15 of them lying around!) so it gets very soggy. Perhaps I'll sew a blanket on the back...thanks for the inspiration!

    Have a great summer (I'm off to computer-free land....camping)

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  7. What a great idea, it looks lovely, off to find some vintage sheets now...

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  8. It looks gorgeous - love those blue flowers!

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  9. It still looks lovely - mistakes and all!

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