It’s almost the first day of Autumn, my favorite time of year, and yet I am sorry to see the summer end. I love the warm weather, the flowers blooming and spending time outdoors (not a fan of winter at all). I have one more summery fresh quilt to share with you. I showed you the finished top for this Picnic quilt back in July, and now I am so happy to have it all finished up!
This is made with my Picnic quilt pattern using the Classic Curves Ruler. It pieced up really quickly and then I worked on the little circle appliqué while on vacations over the summer and my mom helped me finish them up when we were together in August.
I decided to use Amy Friend‘s new fabrics, Improv, for my Picnic because I wanted to see how the pattern looks in these soft colors and basic prints. I like how some of the orange peel shapes almost blend in with the background and the raspberry pink dots pop. The variations in value and color are cohesive, and there is enough variation to keep it interesting even though the palette is very limited.
Quilting was done by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid and I did all my piecing with Aurifil thread. It is finished with Hobbs batting. I use the 80/20 heirloom blend, which I like because it makes a really lightweight finished quilt with beautiful drape. The quilt is backed with knit fabric, which I haven’t done before and really like the coziness it adds.
You can see the original Picnic quilt here. Isn’t it fun to see how a design looks in different colors?
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