Monday, August 19, 2013

LOW VOLUME PICNIC QUILT

Do you ever get an idea in your head that you just have to make? Such was the case on Saturday, so I set about digging through my stash and scraps for anything low volume.  I wanted to make a simple picnic quilt with fabrics that would depict what a person might see or do while on a picnic. A quilt where little wanderers could sit and eat their lunch after chasing bugs and gathering flowers.


There might be a little fishing,


perhaps some reading,


someone may bring cake...........




and where there is cake.............


How is it that darling daughter always rolls out of bed just in time to accompany me on a photo shoot?
She tested it.




While sewing this, I was thinking of a family this may go to but first I will e-mail and find out if they are interested     : )

quilt stats:
low volume stash fabrics
9" blocks with a few 4-patches thrown in
54 x 63
binding is 'textures' in light grey

29 comments:

Peg said...

What a lovely idea - so pretty, and would certainly amuse children for a while too.

Janine said...

Beautiful! You've chosen a lovely selection of fabrics and they will provide a conversation piece for the picnic too :)

Deborah said...

What a great idea and such a lovely quilt!!!

Caroline said...

Very nice! Like your fabric choices.

Nicky said...

Great idea you had there Carla! Who wouldn't want it?? It's going away for sure!

Heather D. said...

Great idea Carla!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your new quilt has so sweet and soft look! How beautiful among all the full coloured quilts! x Teje

Carla said...

Simple and sweet. I love the color combo, as always. I want to relax just looking at it...

Patchwork and Play said...

How wonderfully refreshing! It would be a very fussy person who wouldn't say yes to this beautiful quilt!

quiltmania said...

Great idea to use up some of those scraps you have hanging around!

Mrs Jones said...

Very pretty quilt, and I love that you have thought carefully about every piece of fabric that has gone into it.

Lorraine B. said...

Kinda, I love it. I have a couple of "picnic" quilts that we use all the time. I am sure the recipients will love it to bits!!!
L

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful! Love the idea!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great idea. I wish I had some of your creativity--you make the coolest things!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Soothing and lovely quilt.

Patti said...

So many fun fabrics to look at! Love the ants! Great quilt Carla.

dutchcomfort said...

What a great idea and such a gorgeous quilt!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

oooh, i love your stash! great picnic blanket

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty... I love low volume!

Teresa in Music City said...

OOooooohhhh - Aaaaaaaahhhh! I'm usually a bright colors kind of gal, but this is a perfect picnic quilt - love it!!!

Gramma Quilter said...

What a great quilt. I so want to make a low volume quilt. Maybe this winter when the landscape is low volume.

W-S Wanderings said...

Gasp! What a gorgeous quilt. I love, love, love it. How brilliantly you've woven the picnic theme into it, portraying the whimsical magic of those carefree outdoor mealtimes. PERFECT.

Lynne said...

I LOVE it! Just beautiful.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It's gorgeous. Low volume fabrics have a way of being very endearing. Your choice of design works so well.

Debbie said...

oh how fun!!!

Carrie P. said...

so pretty. kind of like an eye spy quilt.

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such a pretty and whimsical quilt, Carla. It would be a joy to picnic on this one!

Wendy said...

Your low volume quilt is beautiful...very restful...I have thought about making one of these, but all my fabric is bold, bright and full of saturated color...I have absolutely no lights or pale colors anywhere in my stash! Guess I will keep admiring those who make these lovely quilts.

Kevin the Quilter said...

I am loving your aesthetic! SCRAPPY!