Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Just Add Sun

On my picnic I spotted hedgehogs


something that I think is a pheasant


owls


lots of rabbits 




and a very hungry caterpillar!


Amazingly the picnic blanket is finished. 

I did put it away but it came as a surprise to no-one that I just couldn't leave it and I cracked on with the binding yesterday. The finish is terrible, the binding is embarrassingly bad, somehow it's wonky, but it is finished and we have all enjoyed sitting on it. It's getting that scrumpled, worn in look already!


Might be indoor picnics for a while yet though. 

24 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Very clever xxx

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  2. If picnic blankets were to remain pristine, they would never get used, this one looks ready for any picnic action, indoors, outdoors or even for a car-nic (one we have had to resort to often when the boys were small).

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    1. You're right, I can't imagine making something then not using it! Within 30 seconds of finishing this it was on the floor and we had a lie down, the more I use things the more I want to use them.

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  3. Lovely, hope you get to go on some lovely picnics this year.

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to getting out, I'm even looking forward to times when it might be a car-nic!

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  4. Its lovely! Well done. I love the VHC square. Do you take your bunnies on picnics with you? My friend took hers on day trips x

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    1. Thank you. We don't take the buns out with us, Bundy hates being in the car and there are so many dogs and cats around here I think it would be very stressful.

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  5. Well I think it looks wonderful. You should see my first ever attempt, the wadding roamed about making it looks shoddy as you like. It was a Tour de France themed lap quilt for Andy and he's happy with it so that's all that matters :)

    Oh and bunnies!

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    1. Thank you. It's a great size and will be very useful for us. As the old saying goes - if you can't spot the mistakes from a galloping horse then don't worry!

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  6. It's lovely! With fabric that sweet who cares about a bit of wonkiness? It's character! You've inspired me, I need something like this for festivals. I could use an old Poundland plastic backed picnic blanket as a base! x

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    1. Thank you, now I've sat on it a few times it's just nicely worn in and when I'm stuffing my face I won't care about anything else anyway. Poundland blanket backing sounds just the ticket.

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  7. It looks great! All the different fabrics are so cute! I like them all, but I think my favourite is the hedgehog one :)

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    1. Thanks. The hedgehogs came as part of a scrap pack and I'd never had reason to use them before, I like them a lot.

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  8. Beautiful quilt, lovely colours... and lovely bunnies xx

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    1. Thank you, it will be used a lot. The bunnies love to "assist".

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  9. Lovely fabrics and a new blog design too. You've been busy. Both look great.

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  10. Your picnic blanket is lovely. Just look at all the lovely wild life that came to join you.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, it's amazing what you see when you're on a picnic.

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  11. It looks brilliant to me!! Well done and lovely materials!!

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    1. Thank you. It was a great project to use up lots of fabric that I had bought just because I liked it, rather than with something in mind.

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