Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Picnic Quilt

I have finished the Pezzy Churn Dash Quilt.
My fourth finish for the year!


I already admitted that I blatantly copied a few other talented ladies here.


This quilt was made with a Layer Cake of Pezzy Prints and White Kona Cotton.
I also added a few coordinating solids
to add to the fun of this quilt.
To say it was easy is an understatement.
To me, this quilt really packs a huge punch for the amount of work that went into it.


Using a walking foot,
I quilted it with straight lines on both sides 
of each vertical and horizontal seam
of each square.


I have a baby shower to go to this weekend.
They already have a little girl and don't know if they are having 
a boy or a girl this time.
Every family needs a picnic quilt.
So that's what they are getting from me.
Any excuse to give someone I love one of my quilts
gives me great pleasure.



Backed with grey gingham and bound with orange polka dots.
This quilt just makes me happy.

I really enjoyed making this quilt.
I have a Layer Cake of Mama Said Sew.
Maybe there is another Churn Dash Quilt in my future.



Quilt Stats
Name: Happy Picnic Quilt
Fabric: Layer Cake of Pezzy Prints and White Kona Cotton, with a few coordinating solids.
Backing: Grey Gingham by Riley Blake
Binding: Orange Polka Dot by Riley Blake
Quilted by: Me, with straight lines using a walking foot
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. white, Quilted with Auriful 40 wt. White 
Size: 71"x 84"


you can see the recipient of this quilt here.

Linking up with Plum and June
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32 comments:

Rachel said...

It looks amazing! Great finish!

dutchcomfort said...

Fantastic, I love that you made some blocks with coloured backgrounds!

Canadian Abroad said...

Such a lovely and cheerful quilt. Beautiful!!

Cindy said...

Lovely Di. Where did you get your labels from.

heart of charnwood said...

This is beautiful, I love the "other" background colours, they really add just that little bit of interest, perfect! : )

Katy Cameron said...

Woot, love all the bright colours with the white and pops of solids, plus the gingham backing :o)

Chase said...

so many candy colors! Oh.. the label is awesome!

Annabella said...

Di - it's so lovely! It's super fresh and makes me think of spring. It's a gorgeous finish. Clever you :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

I love everything about this quilt Di! And to think that's No. 4 for the year! This year will be a big one for you!

Flying Blind... said...

It does look wonderful, and will be loved to bits xxx

Marit said...

Awesome quilt (and I don't even like the churn dash block all that much)! So bright and cheerful:)

tusen said...

Great finish, and I just love the addition of the blocks with the colour backgrounds - they are a perfect touch.

Lisa said...

Great job it is so happy to look at!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Love it.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Sara said...

Such a cheery quilt!! Gingham is so wonderful and sweet isn't it?! Just ordered some myself yesterday.

Enjoy the baby shower.

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love that some of the blocks have a colored background. It is an awesome gift,

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love that some of the blocks have a colored background. It is an awesome gift,

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Beautiful quilt and a wonderful finish. What a lucky family to get such a lovely gift!

Debbie said...

I really love this! What a perfect picnic quilt!!

Carla said...

WANT! You have perfected the churn dash ; )

Quiltstory said...

AMAZING!

nerospost said...

This is very beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and your fabric and colour choise is perfect!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

That is such a beautiful quilt.

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it!

Beth said...

That quilt turned out fantastic. I am sure it will be well loved.

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

What a lucky family to receive such a fun quilt. Great job.

Foster said...

I love the random solid background on this quilt. How did you get those labels? I've never seen a label so professional looking as that.

Joanie's Quilts said...

Beautiful Churn Dash. Yes! it makes for a gift to treasure! It is so cheerful and happy looking!

Cindy said...

SUPER! It's a gorgeous quilt and will make a family VERY happy. Love your choice in backing and binding too!

Diane Bohn said...

It looks fantastic!! I've loved watching you work on this on IG. The finished quilt is beautiful! Thanks for linking up! :)

jeifner said...

It's really pretty, like sorbets and ices. I'm sure the family will be thrilled with it.

skalabara.com said...

Wonderful quilt, your color and fabric choice just makes it perfect.
Found you through Plum and June.