Friday, December 18, 2009

Picnic Rug - Part 2

Hopefully these photos are a little clearer.
This is a great way to use up fabric scraps. I just made a template of roughly the size I wanted each 'window' to be, pinned in whatever grouping I thought looked good and sewed them all up. Once I had done that I found the smallest one and cut all of them to the same size (super easy if you have on of Kirsty's Mulit-tasker). Then you just sew them up with your contrasting strips, which was the only material I needed to buy along with the oil cloth for the back. I used polester filling as I wanted it to be quite sturdy but you could not even use batting if you didn't want as the oil cloth adds quite a bit of structure. I used some basting spray which didn't work fab on the oil cloth but enough to hold it still while I tied the knots. I sewed the binding on to the oil cloth side, even though it was the back and then hand stiched the front, much easier on the fingers.
Used these knots
Oilcloth from Amitie

11 comments:

Gina said...

Cindy this is superb and fabulous and beautiful and I love it to bits. It's going on the list... I reckon I need to make something like this (and then include the other idea you gave me about sewing a road or tracks on so that the boys can play with their cars on it).

m.e (Cathie) said...

nice Cindy, very nice!
hope you have a fabulous Christmas ♥

Sarah-Jo said...

such a charming picnic quilt you have dione a fabulous job cindy as usual im in awe of your quilting talent

merry christmas xxx

Amber said...

Oh cindy so so impressive. What can't you do clever one?

teddybearswednesday said...

OH Cindy, I just think this quilt is so beautiful! I truly love everything about it

Bek said...

That is so cute. I love your fabrics, and the quilt design. And that oil cloth is amazing.

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Tania said...

Cindy! I'm just a wee bit envious of your very lucky small one! Love the colour scheme and I've only been eying up that oilcloth for the last six months wondering and pondering...

Weezie's Woolies said...

I love all the little pieces, such cute prints. I especially like the lady birds! I can imagine your little one spending idol days laying on her picnic rug, outside, contemplating all the different prints!

flossy-p said...

I love that each "window" gives you a different view! :D

Lovely!

sweet emmelie said...

what a absolutely beautiful picnic rug, great idea!!!!love, love the colours