Name: Picnic Anyone?
Design: St. Louis 16 Patch (tutorial at Sew with Sass)
Size: 56" by 68"
Pieced by my buddies at That Stash Bee
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white on either side of each square
Binding and Backing: Blue and white stripe from the stash and backed with Ikea Britten Numbers
I asked my bee mates in That Stash Bee to make St. Louis 16 Patch blocks in happy colours for my month this past May. And they delivered! I put this together last week and quilted it the other day. I love the transformation that happens when a quilt goes from flimsy to quilted. All of a sudden it becomes something different. A quilt with substance and texture rather than just cloth put together. It turned out exactly the way I hoped and I will be donating this to a fundraiser for at risk youth. I think it is a perfect picnic quilt but it would be equally happy on a bed or to snuggle under while watching movies. I think it would make awesome blanket forts. Just saying.
This is a fantastic block when you need a quilt in a hurry. Check out the tutorial and keep it on your must make list. These blocks come together quickly and before you know it, you have a quilt. I have thought about making the strips smaller too for a fast baby quilt.
I quilted on either side of the squares in Aurifil 50 wt in white. The simple patchwork asked for simple quilting. The quilting shows up really nicely on the giant number print from Ikea that I plopped on the back. I have been collecting stripes to have on hand for binding and used a royal blue on white stripe for this one. I like it!
Linking up on Friday with Amanda Jean for Finish it Friday.