Sunday, July 16, 2023

Let The Picnic Party Begin

It is time for camping, barbecues and picnics, so let's have a "Picnic Party"! We put out the challenge to create something to use for a picnic (example - basket, tote, etc., or a square quilt.


When I was a kid, our picnic quilts were made from 5" squares cut from old clothing or fabric used to make our clothing. They were tied with yarn at each corner. Some of the fabrics were polyester, flannel, or cotton. My mom put whatever she had on hand into those quilts. 

With temperatures around here reaching 118 degrees, my picnic will be held under a shade tree for sure (or maybe in the comfort of my air conditioned house.)


"Picnic Party"
62" x 62"


Fabrics: Benartex Glow-O-Saurus by Kansas Studios


It was an easy quilt!

The plain blocks were 9.5" when finished...perfect for a layer cake.
I used 13 layer cake squares (they are 10" x 10")


The striped blocks were 9.5" x 9.5".
Yellow: 2.5" x 10"
White: 2.5" x 10"
Green: 2" x 10"



There's a Picnic Party Pinterest page HERE.

We've got an outstanding group of ladies participating in this hop and you will be so inspired by what they created. Please take the time to visit and leave a comment...we all appreciate your visits!

I haven't done a giveaway in a while, so we're having one this week! 
One person will win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Quilt Taffy's online shop.


Quilt Taffy is just the cutest online shop and the shop owner, Corrie, is one of my favorite people. We took a craft class together in 2017 at Queen Bee Market when it was in Las Vegas. It was so much fun, but Corrie is definitely more crafty than me!

There are always rules:

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Giveaway ends on 7/24/2003

24 comments:

  1. What an adorable picnic quilt! My DGD loves dinosaurs. :)

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  2. My favorite picnic food is potato salad.

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  3. I love your picnic quilt Carol! Such pretty Benartex fabrics, and yours is a perfect size for picnicking. That is a nice giveaway!

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  4. And my favorite picnic food? Well it is fried chicken and then there has to be brownies for dessert!

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  5. What better way to picnic than sitting on a glow-a-saurus! Inside of course with your temperatures there. LOL!! Fun design and so versatile!

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  6. My little ones would love this quilt. They are so happy strutting around like dinos while making appropriate sound effects. Mind you they are 1, 2 ,3, 4 and 5. A lovely herd of dinos.

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  7. Corn on the Cob, dripping with butter is my favorite picnic food.

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  8. What a fun looking quilt; I love the bright colors. What a picnic you'll be having with that wonderful quilt.

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  9. Favorite picnic food - potatoe salad! Well, then again, who doesn't love potatoe salad anytime, any where!!!

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  10. Beautiful picnic quilt! I love potato salad too!

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  11. Great picnic quilt! And thanks for the tutorial to make it!

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  12. The perfect rug to spread a picnic out on.

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  13. Great idea for dressing up he plain blocks! No picnic is complete without deviled eggs.

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  14. Great quilt! I love the bright colors. Your quilt looks so cool and refreshing and will help to brighten spirits in that high heat. Of course, the tasty treats might have a little to do with that, too. YUM! I love all picnic foods! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  15. What a cute quilt! Sew much fun to use for a picnic (but wait until cooler weather)!!

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  16. So cute and easy! I'm with you as to an indoor picnic. 😊

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  17. I like potato salad with sandwiches for a picnic.

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  18. Such a bright and cheery picnic blanket.. Couple the cuteness with the dragons that are protecting you from the ants and you have a perfect event. (someplace cooler than where we live)

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  19. I love that! Looks like I really need to make one of those!

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  20. Your picnic quilt is perfect and I love the fabric and colours. It's really cheered me up on a miserable rainy day.

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  21. Very cute quilt. My favorite picnic food has to be my homemade potato salad!

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  22. Just love the bright colors and design - a perfect picnic quilt! Thanks so much for hosting another fun blog hop! xx

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  23. Love the quilt! I love the pattern in that it gives the creator a large area to showcase the fabrics.

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