Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Finished Picnic Quilt

 Yeah! My Picnic Quilt from Kim's new Scrapbasket Sensation book is finished. I have been working on and off on the binding. Before I first put this quilt in the washer and drier, I was so excited to see how it would turn out. This quilt is now so nicely crinkled.

 I went with a pink fabric from my stash for the binding. This is an all-scrappy quilt from my stash.
 I love the colors which reminds me of spring. I have this rot iron gate stand in the corner of my dining room.  It definitely brightens up the room.
 I am working on a UFO.  Two years ago I started to make yo-yo's for no reason at all.  I have this big bag of yo- yo's for a quilt that I wasn't even sure I would make at the time.  The Go Cutter has a circle die which makes cutting the circles so much faster.  I am using Lapel Sticks (first aid for fashion emergencies) to glue the yo-yo's down. These glue sticks are perfects for sewing projects.
Last, I would like to show a Yellow Brick quilt I quilted for Elaine with the "Antique Lace" panto.
 She picked all these pretty fat quarters in blue, green, pink and yellow.  So pretty! It feels so modern with the Spring colors.
 Simple quilts are not for everybody, but I love them. They are easy enough to make but normally look like they took more time than you actually put into it. 
 Happy Quilting until next time,


28 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Picnic quilt is gorgeous Millie! I need to make one of those. I love your fabrics.

Christine M said...

Your picnic quilt looks fantastic. I love the colours.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Millie, I just love your picnic quilt!!! The colors are so pretty! I agree, a simple pattern can look amazing with the right fabrics and the stunning quilting you gave it.

rubyslipperz said...

VERY pretty, bright quilts, Millie!
Congrats on your finishes!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Your picnic quilt is beautiful! Yellow Brick Road is one of my favorite patterns. Elaine did a nice job. Always enjoy seeing what fabrics others choose. Thanks for sharing pics of the machine quilting. I like to see how the stitching enhances the overall design.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I really love this Picnic Quilt pattern and your very happy spring version is just lovely.

Wendy said...

Millie, your quilting is devine! Gorgeous!! I love that you created your Scrap Sensations quilt out of your stash ... qudos for you! :) Congrats on your finishes!! Thank you for sharing your very beautiful quilting!

Lana said...

Ok, where to start! First, your blog design is heavenly!
The quilts are lovely, but the quilting is so wonderful! What a fantastic job!
So much talent!

pcflamingo said...

LOVE the picnic quilt! It looks like all different colors of popsicles. YUM!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilts Millie. Excellent quilting. Inspirational.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Seams Sew Together said...

Love your Scrap Quilt, hoping to make one myself soon.

Madame Samm said...

More winners on the Millie ville of quilts...you are the most conscious quilter I have ever known....I am up to my elbows at the moment with spring cleaning...but I always have time for some pretty in pink eye candy..your quilts are that...as sweet as can be....absolutely lovely

Jen said...

What a great post. A finished quilt (beautiful!), a UFO in the works, a new notion, and some gorgeous quilting. I really like the Yellow Brick Road pattern. I need to pick it up! Your quilting looks amazing!

Muddling Through said...

I love your Picnic quilt! It is so pretty all quilted and bound. I want to make a quilt with lots of white, too, they look so pretty and "clean"! And how pretty is that Yellow Brick Road! That's the first quilt pattern I used when I started making quilts. You did a great job on both of these, and I STILL say you're the best.

Gari said...

The picnic quilt is so bright and cheery and I love the quilting on the Thurning Twenty quilt.

Michelle said...

Millie-Let's go, I'm ready, all we need is a basket of food, some drink and some sunshine and warmth to go with this beautiful picnic quilt, I could see us now chatting about quilting of course while we admire the picnic quilt....I set mine aside for awhile had to work on another project, but oh seeing yours is so inspiring I can't wait to finish mine...love the pink binding.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Millie...adorable Picnic quilt!!!

Chris H said...

***drool*** they are so pretty!

West Michigan Quilter said...

This quilt caught my eye and I'm sure loving it. The colors are great. Your quilting is fantastic.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Millie I love the colors you chose for the picnic quilt - so bright and cheerful. :) blessings, marlene

searchfamilies said...

What beautiful quilts & so bright & fresh looking well done
Hugs Janice

andsewon said...

Love your picnic quilt Millie! Yes it just screams afun spring picnic by the lake!!!!

Terry said...

I love your picnic quilt! Congratuations on a wonderful finish! The yellow brick road quilt is beautiful too! :0)

Tam said...

Gorgeous Millie!
Hugs2u

Martha said...

Love the bright colors in your quilts.

Kim D. said...

The picnic quilt is gorgeous! Your quilting is beautiful on both quilts. They both shout spring.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love your Picnic quilt! And the Yellow Brick Road quilt is really pretty -- love the antique lace design.

Mama Pea said...

I love that Picnic quilt. It is just a great pattern. I love it in every fabric I see it in!