…not just a “look how cute and smart and funny my kids are” blog (although they are pretty darn cute. And smart. OK…and funny). So here’s a completed craft endeavor to prove it!
Our new picnic blanket, cleverly disguised as a quilt. Or is it our new quilt, masquerading as a picnic blanket? Either way, it affords me another week in defending my craft-blogger name tag.
Since there’s no conventional pieced-together front, I guess it’s a double-back quilt. Which, I’m sorry but starts me singing “I want my double-back-double-back-double back-quilt” every time (I really truly am sorry for that).
My favorite part is the binding fabric: the first fabric I chose upon entering Fabric Depot and the final fabric I purchased after scouring every other bolt on the 75,000 SF floor (I’m not kidding, this place is ginormicous). My MIL, with her keen fabric insight, called it from the beginning but then patiently and knowingly followed me around, adored the other fabrics I picked out, but did not waiver on her initial instincts. Oh to be decisive! (Thanks tutu!)
I bought both cherry fabrics to make Esme dresses. But it being mid-July without nary a handmade summer dress to be seen, I felt it safe to assume the fabric was fair game. We can always rip apart the picnic blanket ala the curtain scene in Sound of Music if the dress-making urge resurfaces (unlikely).
Happy quilted picnicking!
Posted by melissa s. at 9:39 PM