Last summer, I purchased all the US & Australia lines of Picnics and Fairgrounds (obsessed much?). With a portion of the US line, I made a quilt for my grandma's 80th birthday. The rest of the fabric has been waiting patiently in my sewing room, waiting to be turned into a quilt for the couch.
I rearranged my priorities and thought - it's time for one quilt for me! All the squares are 4" - making a total of 330 squares, using 31 different prints!
I love this combo because it is very vintage and picnicy.
Ages ago when minky was on sale, I bought some red for the backing since there was no bright blue (which is what I used last time). Months later, once the quilt top was finished, I knew red was not the way to go. I went out and bought the blue minky at the store where it was never on sale. Oh well, the fabric called for perfection
I chose black & white stripey binding a la Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. I found this stripe out in the mountains when we were on a weekend getaway. I now regret only buying 1/2 meter. It was Northcott fabric by Ro Gregg. I thought about doing gold for awhile, but this black and white is much better.
Despite the quilting disaster, everything else went off without a hitch. The bright fabrics look so good in just a simple patchwork.
We are already enjoying cuddling under this quilt on our couch. It is a great size ~ 53 x 78.