Wednesday, July 1, 2009

almost ready for a picnic...


When JJ and I were very young, our Mum, Susieq made a patchwork picnic blanket using a crazy patch technique that she sewed by hand. That picnic blanket lasted and lasted, and 30 odd years later is still going strong (although I'm not sure how much use it gets in Dubai!) When JJ was going through her fabric stash recently, she found quite a few remnants in some beautiful greens and blues (some you may recognise from Amy Butler's lovely range) and decided to do a bit of patchwork herself. Opting for a simple square and machine stitching meant almost instant gratification as it all came together very quickly. As this will also become a picnic blanket she is not going to quilt it properly and instead will just sew it to a thick backing and stitch through in a few places. I wonder if her children will have as many memories of using this picnic blanket as I do of Mum's?

3 comments:

Kylie said...

What a lovely post! I used to hand sew quilt covers and when I finally bought a machine... wow! the world changed (almost!). That patchwork looks gorgeous. K

Jacqueline said...

Just remember that you are making the memories for your children to cherish as you have had with your Mothers quilt. Have you watched the film How to make an American Quilt ? Very apt for you and your family. XXXX

Beach Vintage said...

I am sure they will. How wonderful to have this.