Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's Like Patchwork...

Welcome it's Rednesday today!!!
 In the midst of swimming lessons, shopping, cleaning,
laundry and cooking for my family I finally finished 
my little patchwork picnic quilt  I started last week...
Can't wait to use it! I am not reallly a quilter at all.
You can say I kinda winged it as I went. I cut all the squares the same
size from two three different vintage sheets with 
strawberry and flower prints and a couple other coordinating fabrics.
I sewed them in rows and sandwiched it with batting and a stripey sheet for the backing.

I also added red with white polka dotted circles and
sewed in a circular pattern around them on top of red squares. 
It really added a little whimsy to it. I am BERRY happy with the results .

The colors are so happy... It makes me smile!
I was sure to add quite a bit of my favorite color to it!

If you guessed red...You're right!
 Now to plan our picnic at the park!

~Life's Patchwork Quilt~

Life is like a patchwork Quilt
   And each little patch is a day
   Some patches are rosy, happy and bright
   And some are dark and grey.

   But each little patch as it is fitted in
   Are sewn to keep it together
   Makes a finished block in this life of ours
   Filled with sunshine and rainy weather

   So let me work on life's patchwork Quilt
   Through the rainy days and the sun
   Trusting that when I have finished my block
   The Master will say "Well done"

~ Author Unknown~


  1. Oh I just love that quilt. I am so loving your blog look also. The background reminds me so much of a ribbon I have wrapped around one of my planters..

  2. Hi Mica! Thanks for popping by my Blog. I must tell you...I am so jealous!!! 1 week to create the beautiful piece of quilted art?!?!?!? I wish I had 1 inth of your patience.
    The small rolling pin..that is really a spoon rest that matches the potholder. I bought those years Great Grandpa had similar ones hanging on the kitchen wall saying that's were my Great Grandma's kept em..and no one ever allowed to touch when I saw those I snatched em up to hang in my kitchen...don't know whatever happened to ones in that long ago kitchen tho.
    Oh well, I'm still all red with envy over the quilt :D

  3. Love it's wonderful...I am sure it won't be long until it will come in to good use on a delightful picnic....can't wait to read that

  4. Your quilt turned out really cute, they are happy colors-enjoy!

  5. That is just adorable! What memorable picnics you will have using your new quilt!!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Those are Happy Colors...very cute!
    Thank your for sharing with us all.

  7. Oh wow, this is just darling--love the colors!!! So bright and cheerful--and a fantastic job--WOW!

  8. That is very beautiful and colorful! Happy Wednesday!

    Straw/blueberry pie

  9. You are a lady after my heart. I dearly love and enjoy all quilts - old or new. I have several and still want all I see. You have done a great job on your patch work quilt.

  10. I am working on a patch work quilt to take to the beach right now. I LOVE this one! perfect fabric choices!!

  11. love the quilt! I have got to get motivated to work on the one that I started cutting out!

  12. I'd say you are a quilter now! What a fun creation! Believe me, I have been quilting for 20've got the knack for it!

  13. Your quilt turned out really cute. I like how you added the circles for texture, plus they are polka dotted. Be thankful you are not afraid to wing-it.

  14. You did a fantastic job! Great colors, too! Let the picnics begin!

  15. Hi Mica!
    Oh my gosh, I love your picnic quilt, so darling! And wonderful repurposing of vintage sheets. You've got me all inspired.
    Happy belated Rednesday,

  16. It's fabulous!! What a great job Mica, and I just love the colors :) So summery and some of the best results in crafting come from just 'winging' it *grin*. Have fun using it :)