Friday, September 14, 2018

A Big Secret Sewing Project

There has been blog posting silence from my neck of the woods because I have been working on a very secret project!  My four kids and their spouses and my grand baby came home to spend Labour Day with us.  We had a week long reunion and it was the best of times.  I had decided to make each child a picnic quilt.

 I had been sewing for weeks.  I used Patriotic Picnic and the tutorial by MSQC!
 I added a different inner border and binding color for each quilt.  There are three various shades of blue and one yellow one.

 I did an overall meander inside the inner border, a figure eight within the inner border, and a meander with stars in the outer border.  Each quilt measures 56" x 56"
I am happy to report that the kids loved them.  Only a quilter would add a plastic tarpaulin to go underneath the quilt to save it from damp and mud stains!  Now I just have my own picnic quilt to quilt.  That makes a total of five of these quilts.  They were a joy to make for sure and an enormous pleasure to gift to my kiddos.

Thank you for stopping by to visit.


  1. What awesome gifts for your kids and a lovely labor day family reunion. Yes, it's time for you to make one for yourself. Great summer colors and fabrics.

  2. what a fabulous family project! I'm sure they loved them. Really fun !!

  3. I’m so glad the kids loved the quilts - you worked hard on them!!