Friday, December 19, 2014

Fabulous Friday Finish

I accidentally deleted this post after I had scheduled it to post today, so now I am rewriting. I hope I can convey the sentiments the same in this version as in the previous. I will try. I have been very excited to share this finish with you. I wanted to make a special something for a special friend of mine. I was sitting in my chair and looked down at my lap and saw my picnic quilt. Then it hit me...a mini picnic quilt!
 Here is the original quilt that I made for a blog hop on Sew We Quilt. I made my own gingham in reds and white low, medium and high volume. It has a black and white strip binding. This is my new favorite quilt for evening relaxing with my hubby. (who are we kidding? I seldom relax)
 Here is the original quilt with the mini. The original is about 50 or so inches square. The mini is about 12-13 inches square.  I could not use all the scraps left from the original because cutting them smaller changed the value of the fabrics sometimes.
 I even found a black and white sort of stripe to use for the binding on it. This was meant to be!! They are so cute together.
 Here is the original folded up next to the mini. I still can't get over the way they look together. I took tons of pictures.
 Here is the back of the mini. I used a birds on a wire print from Sweetwater's Wishes collection I think. Definitely Sweetwater at any rate. Not much of that left in the stash.
 And here is the mini, all rolled up and ready to go on a picnic of its own. How cute is this!!
Happy Friday to you all and I hope you have a great weekend doing wonderful holiday things with your loved ones. I know I will.


  1. Very cute.... your friend will love it! Sorry you lost your first post...that's so frustrating. I remember you larger quilt from the blog hop....such a fun quilt with a great collection of fabrics.

  2. Awww! That mini is just too cute! What a lucky friend you have. Seeing it with that little picnic basket is so sweet!

  3. Good Morning Charlotte....I still remember you making this lovely gingham quilt and realizing this was from stash..I was so impressed ....and your wee one welll it is soo perfect and certainly a treasured piece...and will you look at that mini basket...what a lovely gesture x

  4. This is just adorable and that little basket is priceless! Your friend is so lucky!


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