Monday, May 30, 2016

My Latest Finished Project

I made a huge picnic blanket for this summer.  I can't wait to use it.  I got the idea when I went to quilt guild with my mom last summer.  During show and tell a fellow member showed one she had made.  I've been planning to make one ever since.

I just re-read the above paragraph and realize how old I sound talking about going to quilt guild.  I know I've always had this preconceived notion that only little old ladies go to quilt guilds and quilt bees.  I won't lie to you.  There are plenty of  "older" ladies in attendance but they aren't all old and there are lots of fun and creative ladies there regardless of age.

There are a couple of things that makes it so great.  First, its size.  It is approximately 6 feet by 7 feet, which means several maniacs can fit on it at one time.  Second, is the backing.  It is backed with a canvas painters tarp.  The tarp adds weight for making it easy to spread out and keep down.  It also is supposed to be naturally water resistant which will be awesome for the beach this summer. Third, it rolls up into an nice burrito of a blanket for storing and toting.  And last, but definitely not least, it is bright and colorful.  No one will have any trouble finding our spot.

I used these instructions to make my blanket.


1 comment:

Jane Skoch said...

I love the blanket! I have been using mine for a number of years now and it is great.