Monday, November 23, 2015

Picnic Basket Quilt

Over the last few days I have finished up this custom order quilt.  The woman who ordered it has bought a couple of my other quilts and contacted me asking if I was planning on making a quilt using Melody Miller's Picnic collection.  I wasn't planning anything, but after a few emails we worked out a design and I got to work.
picnic basket quilt
When I make a quilt I like to reflect on how I feel about the fabrics when the quilt is finished.  Before I started this project I really liked this collection and now that I am done I really love it.  I know that people love her typewriters, but this is definitely my favorite Melody Miller collection.  
picnic basket quilt
There are a couple of Cottton + Steel basics mixed in with the Picnic prints and the solid fabric is Kona Bone.  It is white, but just a little vintage-y.
picnic basket quilt
The backing is the blue picnic baskets print. I love all of the detail that was put into the baskets and bowls, especially the green basket with the flowers on it.  
picnic basket quilt
For the quilting I did crosshatching to echo along the seam lines.  I really like how it made a mix of squares and rectangles and it kind of reminds me of a basketweave pattern.  

Finished size: 60" x 80"

Picnic fabrics are available:

11 comments :

  1. That quilt is beautiful. I especially admire your ability to balance all those prints. The way you,ve used the background fabric, your sense of proportion, makes all the color brighter but never overwhelming. Lucky customer!

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  2. This is a very beautiful quilt. I love the simple quilting, too. I see so much fancy quilting, but simple is often the best choice. Great job!

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  3. This is most beautiful quilt! I love your colour combination! Also I really like the pattern with the blocks on point. x Teje

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  4. Beautiful! You have a real gift for composition.

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  5. I really love this quilt! This pattern is perfect for this fabric! Is it your own pattern?

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  6. Very nice quilt! I bet it will be much loved!

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  7. Great quilt, the fabric really pops with this pattern, great contrast.

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  8. Visiting lots of Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finish links and having such a blast. There are some fabulous quilts in those links and this is definitely one of them! It's a simple pattern but what a WOW factor. I have a huge stash, otherwise, you'd have convinced me to pick up some of that backing fabric...I love it those little baskets!

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  9. Love these fabrics -- I've been working with some of these too -- and your pattern uses them to great effect.

    I like your backing and binding choices; those are the ones I've selected as well.

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  10. absolutely fab! such a great use of those fabrics. love it!

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  11. I love this quilt. Is the pattern available anywhere??

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