Saturday, February 26, 2011

Picnic Quilt is Quilted

 Finally, I've finished quilting my Picnic Quilt!
 I added a white border which I think makes the blocks look like they're floating.
 When I first picked out fabrics from my stash I thought that the red and white polka dot fabric would steal too much attention. Now that everything is together I think it works well with the other fabrics.
Sometimes when I see fabric on sale I will buy it no matter what.... Even an ugly fabric like this backing that I've had around for 7 years. At first I thought I would never end up using it but it's found a place in this quilt.
I quilted the first sampler quilt for Janet who has a cute British accent that I adore.

 This quilt with needle turn embroidery came from Judy. The colors in this quilt make me think of Spring. It's already warmed up a bit in Texas which makes me even more anxious for spring. 

 The quilting shows up very well on the white backing.
Happy Quilting,

28 comments:

Lisa (Michael too in photo ;O) said...

Your picnic quilt is adorable! luv the fabrics you used!

Michelle said...

Fantastic, the fabric color choices for your picnic quilt are wonderful, love it. I have 13 blocks made for mine, now I really want to get going on it, when I see how great yours came out. Thanks for inspiring me to move faster. :)

rubyslipperz said...

Millie, I really like the picnic quilt! It has such a FUN personality!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your picnic quilt is awesome Millie!

Muddling Through said...

Millie, I love your picnic quilt, even the backing looks happy. And it does look perfect for a picnic, doesn't it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Millie, Your work is stunning!! I love your picnic quilt, just love it!

karenfae said...

love that picnic quilt
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm loving the Picnic quilt. I can't believe you finished it already. I think the red does play nicely with the other fabrics. And such a cute quilting design!

I like the muted colors in the sampler quilt, and the quilting design in Judy's quilt is adorable! You've been busy!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Millie you've done some gorgeous quilting on these. I especially love the picnic quilt...you're right, the red polka dot works very well. blessings, marlene

Linda said...

I really like your picnic quilt! I like the happy fabric you chose and I like the layout too.

Michele said...

What lovely quilts with beautiful quilting! I love the picnic quilt!

DocSly said...

I love the joyful pattern in the picnic quilt. I looks so happy.

Karen said...

Picnic looks wonderful!! It's so much fun to see these quilts on blogs. What's next???

greg said...

Love the picnic quilt! And the backing is perfect.

*karendianne. said...

I love your picnic quilt and I think the red polka dot is perfect. I can see how you may have thought it would steal the show but that pattern is so great it just really works, doesn't it? Beautiful quilting on this as well. Lovely choice. Sampler for Janet came out perfect. Again with that great meander. It really works! Judy's quilt is amazing and the quilting sets it off in an award winning way. Your right - it looks so pretty on the back.

Stephanie said...

I want to grab that quilt and pack a picnic basket. Love it!!!

Barb said...

All the quilts are simply wonderful....just wonderful!

Karen said...

Love them all.....beautiful quilting!

jennifer said...

Millie your picnic quilt turned out beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh gosh Millie...that backing is absolutely perfect for your picnic! It's a beauty...as always every quilt you shared is done wonderfully.

Micki said...

I love your picnic quilt...It is quilted just beautifully!
Micki

Madame Samm said...

Ahhhhh Millie your daughter must just love it..hard to pick a fav here..they are all stunning and bright..what a great way to introduce spring...

Mama Pea said...

Beautiful quilting!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic!

Milly Axling said...

Millie I love your picnic quilt, just love it!
Milly in Sweden

fabricartist21 said...

Oh your Picnic quilt is so beautiful. I wish I had made that myself. Really pretty!

Frog Quilter said...

Great morning eye candy. Luscious...

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

WOW!! You are a BUSY girl! They are all gorgeous. The picnic quilt is great!