Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Picnic anyone?

Vintage sheets in the woods.  Here is the completed picnic/camping quilt for Daughter.  I think it looks quite nice out in the woods with a picnic basket!  4" squares in a nine patch with 2" sashing/borders around each 9 patch.  5" borders all round from 2 different sheets.  Backed completely with a vintage sheet and bound in the brown floral vintage sheet.  I like it!!!

Beautiful sunny day and the garden is producing overtime.  Yesterday it was pesto day.  The bowl of basil above is big enough to bathe a baby.  We gave away a shopping bag of basil to a friend.  We will be picking the same amount in a week or so and doing the same thing.  Blueberries, beans, cucumbers and the dreaded zucchini are filling up the house!  I love it!!!


2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 cup parsley sprigs
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cups pine nuts
1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
1/2 cup to 1 cup olive oil

Blend to a paste.  Taste and add salt if desired.  Store unused in a jar or freeze in single use sizes.  Yummy!

I am going to link up with a great blog I just discovered!  Very Merry Vintage Style and her share the love Wednesday!  Fun!  Check out the other lovely ideas!!!


  1. Your quilt is so pretty I would not want to put it on the ground. And, I never thought to put parsley in pesto but that would add a different element of flavor.

    Thanks for adding your quilt to the link party at Vintage Sheet Blog.