I’ve been introducing my readers to a series of mini quilts I created after reading the book 15 Minutes of Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. To-date I have shared
- Art Quilt # 23: On the Fringe
- Art Quilt # 24: Multi-Cultural
- Art Quilt # 25: Town House
- Art Quilt # 26: Blue Condo
Debuting today is Summer Picnic, Art Quilt # 27
I have many fond memories of the summer picnics we used to take with our children. These little outings added a sense of adventure. To prepare for our excursions we gathered-up the picnic basket, table cloth and it’s clips, a cooler, a blanket or two and sometimes a little grill. Next we filled the basket and cooler with goodies. After loading the props and our children into the car we set out for the day’s destination.
Let Me Explain
I’ve name my mini art quilt Summer Picnic because it reminds me of those family gatherings. The oranges, reds and yellows are reminiscent of the suns warming rays. The blues and purples bring back memories of the cooling lakes and pools. The stenciled swirls, rectangles and circles bring back visions of the bubbles created by churning waters. Finally, the woven fabric strip along the bottom remind me of a table cloth. Those pretty little touches bring a splash of color to any table. The accessory that adds a sparkle to any feast. Isn’t it amazing how a few adjoining scraps can trigger so many memories. All it takes is a little imagination and an open heart.
We’ve been together on this journey of revelation for quite a while. I’m sure you are probably wondering when and if it will ever end. This is the fifth of seven postings in the series. With only two more to go I just know you can hang in there. Thank you so much for your patience!