Thursday, 3 May 2018

Picnic Quilt

My Picnic Quilt is finished.  I love how the pattern emerges when it's viewed from a distance. 


This quilt is made from blocks that I won in our Block of the Month draw at Capital Quilters.  I did add a few more blocks myself to balance out the colour scheme in some areas.


I hand quilted it with Aurifil 12wt.  I initially intended to just do straight lines running through each block, but I felt it needed more stabilising, so I added echo quilting in grey in the opposite direction to make each of the darker rows stand out. 



I chose a brick red colour for the binding because it works well with the red spot I used on the internal border.

the binding, before it's turned to the back

This quilt has more red in it than anything I've ever made before!


The finished quilt is 76" x 76". I used wool batting so it's lovely and soft.

10 comments:

Barb Neiwert said...

Such a lot of HSTs - and so many different fabrics. Wonderful! And very nice to have them pre-made for you to play with! What a fun quilt!

Pepper Cory said...

Love this quilt and its bold stitching. The inner black and red print borders work well too.

Sue SA said...

Wow that looks fantastic. You have really nailed the light and dark contrast!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt, vibrant & full of colour! Value heaven!

Mary said...

Great quilt, Wendy. Love seeing what you accomplish.

grammajudyb said...

It's marvelous! Well done, as always!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love this, Wendy - the hand quilting gives it such a lovely quality. Great work!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

We are both branching out – you are using red and I am using purple. I genuinely like the scrappiness of this. Yes, there are some fabrics that are individually shockers, but the whole looks brilliant!

Denice Barker said...

Comparing this quilt with some you've done it must have seemed like a vacation! It makes me want to go back and do an HST for myself. They are such a clean looking design. Beautiful!

Blah said...

How do you find hand quilting through the seams? I've limited myself to echo quilting at this stage, but I'd like to be able to quilt through seams.