hello, friends! i hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! it's hard to believe we are almost a full week into August, phew! remember when i mentioned last week that i was able to sneak a bit of sewing in at the lake? well here's the first finished project -- my DS picnic + fairgrounds quilt.
i started this quilt over a year ago, right after Denyse Schmidt released her first two fabric lines with Joann Fabrics. these fabrics make my heart sing, especially paired with Robert Kaufman Kona White! something about them reminds me of my grandma + life on the farm. which is why i gifted a mini quilt version to her for Christmas last year -- and i'm happy to report she uses the mini quilt everyday!
the quilt pattern comes from the Spring 2011 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting: Top Ten Quilt Stores. i especially love how the traditional feel of the fabrics + colors compliments the overall quilt design. finishing up at 54" x 54", it's the perfect picnic quilt size and i'm really looking forward to using it this summer!
this quilt was entirely pieced + quilted using my favorite Aurifil thread, 50wt in white. seriously.love.this.thread. using my walking foot, i quilted a big "X" in the center of the quilt and echoed the lines out every 1/4" making for some fabulous quilted texture. that's the same quilting technique i used on my grandma's mini quilt!
name: DS picnic + fairgrounds quilt.
size: 54" x 54"
fabrics: Denyse Schmidt Picnic & Fairgrounds, Robert Kaufman Kona White
quilted: by me, straight-line with 50wt white Aurifil