Making this quick – I am on my way home for the WEEKEND!
I got Block #12 for Snapshots Quiltalong done this week (A Walk in the Park). And I really love how it turned out.
Since I’m not a fan of alcohol (generally, I won’t say I don’t touch it – but I would rather drink a Coca Cola). I tried to make my beverage more of a summertime lemonade. Perhaps with bits of strawberries.
And by the time I got to this block, I had received my pre-order of Vintage Picnic jolly bar (5″x10″ precut exclusively by Fat Quarter Shop) by Bonnie & Camille. I really wanted to use it in the picnic basket. However, I needed longer strips than 10″ per the pattern, so I made do…
One step in the pattern is to cut squares from the background and from another fabric for the picnic handles. I didn’t have a square big enough, but I could look ahead to see I would be wasting the corners off the square anyway…
I stitched on either side of the middle line, sliced and pressed and ended up with these two.
Then I used my rule to mark on the gingham where the corner piece would have lined up if I had my correct sub-piece.
I stitched, flipped, pressed and trimmed.
Perfect! Gosh, I really like that red gingham…
Here are the last three blocks all together. I also didn’t have a long enough piece of the navy gingham to make the top of the basket, but it was easy enough to add a piece on either end.
Time to start framing them out with background fabric (wish I had known to do that all along) and then create the sashing strips for the front of the quilt.
I hope you have a great weekend planned. Thanks for stopping by as always and I’ll see you next week!
Have a great weekend! There is no place like home. I like your lemonade cooler!
Your strawberry lemonade is so cute! Clever way to use the gingham, too!