Monday, January 23, 2023

Two Picnic Quilts

 Back in the fall I was playing around with some fabrics that
had been in my stash for a while.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to make, so I began
cutting and sewing half square triangles.

After playing with the two different colorways on my design wall,
I came up with these two quilts.
They are now quilted and ready for warmer weather and picnics!

You know this one is my favorite because of the turquoise!

The colors in the quilt below are washed out in the photo.
The greens are much brighter in person.

It's amazing how many design layouts one can do with a bunch
of half square triangles!

The backing fabric I used has been hanging out in my stash
for quite some time, too.
It's fun for the backing on two picnic quilts!!

These are my first two finishes for 2023.
Hopefully there will be many more!
Happy Quilting!


  1. Congrats on two beautiful finishes! Love the design on both and the fun backing.

  2. You’re so good about using up your stash. Both are lovely, but I really like that second one.

  3. Lovely quilts; perfect for a picnic. Turquoise is a fabulous colour for making other colours pop. Great backing fabric.

  4. Both are terrific designs, but that first one really pops. Excellent choices for colors.

  5. Beautiful! Both are very striking! And two finishes for the year already I need to kick it up a notch. Have a good and productive week

  6. Wow! What wonderful picnic quilts made by leftover fabric. A little creativity, a little spark of ingenuity, some time at the sewing machine, and Abracadabra: you came up with such amazing yet totally different quilts. It must have been fun playing with your fabric!