AQ # 27: Summer Picnic Update


Home-Made Fabric

This quilt began as a piece of home-made fabric. I created the fabric after reading Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes of Play. The new material was divided into seven sections. The first four segments were instrumental in creating:

AQ # 27: Summer Picnic is art piece number five.

The Inspiration

When I first introduced Summer Picnic I talked about the meaning behind the colors, patterns and textures. All of them bundled together helped to create a warm and inviting art piece. There is one element in the quilt that stood out above all the rest and that is the woven strip of fabric near the bottom edge. This strip brought back memories of our family’s summer picnics. Those memories were the inspiration for naming this quilt.

11 of 16

AQ # 27: Summer Picnic is also one of the quilts I recently finished. This project is the 11th of 16 quilts to be revealed. When I first presented this quilt it looked like this.

Art Quilt # 27: Summer Picnic after adding borders
Art Quilt # 27: Summer Picnic after adding borders

Before quilting my art piece I sandwiched it with black fusible fleece and a colorful backing.

Finishing the Quilt

Using a color coordinated variegated thread I stitched a geometric pattern with my Pfaff sewing machine in everything except the outer-most border. In that border I used a matching thread to stitch a straight-line pattern.

The outer raw edges were wrapped with a binding created from the same fabric as the backing. AQ # 27: Summer Picnic measures 21 1/2″ x 22 1/2″. On the back, in the bottom right corner, is a label identifying the quilt.

AQ # 27_ Summer Picnic (finished)
AQ # 27: Summer Picnic All Finished

The Other QuiltsAs was mentioned earlier, AQ # 27: Summer Picnic is one of 16 quilts. Four have yet to be revealed. Links to the first ten quilts can be found below:

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