Picnic Point ~ A Finished Quilt

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Finally, I have photos of my finished Picnic Point quilt! You have to dig pretty far back into my blog to find the beginnings of this one. Back when there were actually flowers in my yard! I pieced all the blocks when I was in New Glarus for a selfish sewing weekend. I love those.

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It’s always a fun challenge to take half square triangles and play with color, layout, and negative space. (Notice I did not say it is fun to trim the actual HST units.) This quilt also uses blocks placed on point, which is another one of my favorite things to do when designing.

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I didn’t want to buy fabric just for the back, so I pieced together several prints from my stash. It was a bit like Tetris, finding pieces large enough and making them fit. Of course when it came time to photograph the back, it was super windy here in Chicago! My poor husband.

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Our local Arboretum is really pretty though, isn’t it?

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I ended up getting a less attractive, but more informational, photo on my back deck. The finished quilt measures about 67″ x 84″. It’s a bit larger than I usually make but was definitely quilt-able on my home machine. I quilted it on my BERNINA 750QE using the Bernina Stitch Regulator and a meandering free motion design. It took about 2 mornings to complete. I really just can’t sit happily quilting longer than that ~ sore shoulders!

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The binding is a scrappy assortment. Some of it actually comes from the extra backing I trimmed off the sides after quilting. Others from my stash. I think it’s a fun addition!

Picnic Point Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It feels good to check this UFO off my list – and to have the quilt ready for snuggling. I am putting the finishing touches up on the pattern and will update the blog when it is in the shop! This pattern is now available in the shop!

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22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anne Beier

    March 8, 2016

    I love it, Faith!! So pretty and full of color.

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      Anne Beier

      March 8, 2016

      Forgot to add this question. What did you use to attach the top to the deck for photographing? Thank you.

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    Cindy M.

    March 8, 2016

    Beautiful photos!!!!! The quilt is fabulous on both sides
    I LOVE it!,,,,,,

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    Dana Henry

    March 8, 2016

    Love the colors and the print fabrics. I dont know how you do it all Faith!!!!

  4. Reply

    Sabra

    March 8, 2016

    Love it! Your quilts always make me want to jump up & start cutting on one like it.

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    Karee

    March 8, 2016

    On point! Terrific block and unexpectedly easy. Did I say ‘Terrific’?

  6. Reply

    Kirsten N

    March 8, 2016

    Such a beautiful quilt – love the colours and that pop of yellow is perfect!

  7. Reply

    Melissa

    March 8, 2016

    WOW! I just love it! You are so talented! Great job!

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    Gail Enno

    March 8, 2016

    Beautifully done Faith, looks very happy and ‘fresh’.

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    Lindsey C

    March 8, 2016

    IDK if you are aware of this or not, but your feed on feedly is not showing any pictures. I had to come to your website to see any of the pics you posted over the last month.

    πŸ™‚ Very cute stuff btw, glad I clicked over.

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      Faith

      March 9, 2016

      Thanks for letting me know Lindsey – how weird! I will look into it.

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    Velda

    March 9, 2016

    It’s so beautiful. Love the pink backing fabrics. It makes me think that spring will come.

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    Diane Beavers

    March 9, 2016

    Faith I love a scrappy back and binding too. Picnic Point is gorgeous.
    Tall husband you must have:)

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      Faith

      March 9, 2016

      Thank you! He is tall (well compared to me – haha). I’m 5’3″ and he’s 6’1″.

  12. Reply

    Sandra W

    March 9, 2016

    Lovely.

  13. Reply

    Sam

    March 9, 2016

    I love this, front AND back!

  14. Reply

    Cat

    March 9, 2016

    I really really really really really like this one. Really. Color, design, everything. Really!

  15. Reply

    joan

    March 10, 2016

    I love the front and I love the back! I will try “quilt tetris” on my next creation!!

  16. Reply

    Daryl

    March 10, 2016

    Beautiful colours Faith. I love the pattern and the pieced backing and binding. A classic!

  17. Reply

    Amanda

    March 24, 2016

    Such a beautiful quilt Faith!!

  18. Reply

    Corie Greene

    April 9, 2016

    Gorgeous quilt Faith…I keep coming back to view since you originally posted…it is so beautiful and definitely a favorite for me! Clearly I will be buying this pattern! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us!

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