October 13, 2011

d.s. {love}

this summer a picnic quilt was on my to-do list. what's summer with little boys without a picnic blanket? exactly.
the very next week, JoAnn's came out with a fabric line by Denyse Schmidt called Picnic & Fairgrounds. i was not in love with all of the fabrics {i try to like red, but only when really forced}, but i thought they were just perfect for what i had in mind.
the picnic quilt
(excuse the dirt. it obviously is well used and needs a ride in the washer)

 i used my favorite 3 prints for the back and binding. i love the way it turned out.
quilt details:
size: 50"x62"
pattern: Rain or Shine from The Practical Guide to Patchwork
fabrics: Picnic & Fairgrounds by DS quilts for Fabric Traditions, Kona cotton Snow
pieced, quilted, and bound by me
started: march 2011 -finished: july 2011

{the boys putting it to good use}


  1. Laura I love it and love that you are using it for picnics!

  2. It's so adorable and aren't your boys so stinkin cute too.

  3. Well that was perfect! Love your version of Rain or Shine!

  4. And, THAT'S what it's all about. Too cute.

  5. Awesome! I perfect picnic quilt. I just made her Rain or Shine quilt block (singular). So impressed that you made a quilt full of them!! Gets a little tricky where they all come together in the middle. Nicely done, Laura!


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