I began this quilt way back in the early spring - back when the snow was finally melting and I was desperate for temperatures that were above the -35 degrees Celsius we had been dealing with during the winter.
It was still too cold for daffodils and hyacinths and I was really hankering for some summer blooms and the green of my garden.
We were in need of a new picnic blanket, too. Our old one had been left outside for a few days and had grown some nasty mold in the final days of summer 2014. So I set to work creating something new and colourful and flowery.
At first I started cutting 6x6 squares out of fabrics that "matched."
You know - subtle prints with the same colour tones in them. Then I got over myself and thought - if the colours go together beautifully and naturally in my garden, why can't they all "go together" in my quilt too??
So I went blissfully crazy. I cut squares out of every fabric I had in my collection. I buy fabric because I think its attractive and "pretty" so, of course, pretty goes with pretty and it all works together, right?
And now that it is done - I LOVE IT!!
Flowers, and bugs and birds and fruit.... all the elements of a fine looking garden.
As you can see form the photos above, the kids have been using it already. The dog loves it too. In fact -he napped on it for nearly 2 hours the other day!
And how is it for picnicking? Absolutely perfect - as seen above on our jaunt to our town's central park the other night.
And I can't bare to put it away between picnics, so it has found a semi-permanent spot on our living room sofa.
Casey the beagle/shepherd doesn't seem to mind one bit!!
Much love to you all!