Good day for a picnic

What to do with a whole bunch of scrap material?  Make a quilt off course! I had an assortment of material pieces, or off cuts, left and wanted to do something with them. The pieces were all colours of the rainbow, and therefore a picnic quilt was the perfect solution.

Picnics are fun, relaxed and colourful so this blanket would fit right in. I started off by making similar sized blocks of various off cuts, which I then sowed together to make long strips. These were then sowed together to form a large block. I used plain red material for the back – the material is a bit thicker to withstand the use on grass. Some thin batting was used in-between the layers to provide some cushioning.

The end product is a very colourful scrappy picnic quilt!

Picnic quilt

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